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Museum Universe Data File

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data, geographic information system (GIS) data
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
Publication Date
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  • Abstract

    The Museum Universe Data File is a list of museums and related organizations in the United States. It includes basic information on aquariums, arboretums, botanical gardens, art museums, children’s museums, general museums, historic houses and sites, history museums, nature centers, natural history and anthropology museums, planetariums, science and technology centers, specialized museums, and zoos.

    The Museum Universe Data File includes data from several sources. The initial data was compiled in 2014 using data from IMLS administrative records for discretionary grant recipients, IRS records for tax-exempt organizations, and the recipients of grants from private foundations.
    The data file includes basic information about each organization (name, address, phone, website, and revenue) plus several geographic markers. It also includes information about each organization's discipline. The discipline type is based on the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (link is external), which the National Center for Charitable Statistics and IRS use to classify nonprofit organizations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2015-01-01 / 2015-12-31
    Time Period: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Museums and related organizations in the United States

Update Metadata: 2018-03-02 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-03-02

Institute of Museum and Library Services (2018): Museum Universe Data File. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.