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Visitor figures 2014: top ten decorative arts shows

by Vanessa Thill  |  1 April 2015
Visitor figures 2014: top ten decorative arts shows
“India: Jewels that Enchanted the World” in Moscow. CREDIT: Photos of Moscow Kremlin Museums
Jewellery exhibitions dominate the decorative arts category, capturing five of the places in the top ten. Russia tops the list with a display at the Moscow Kremlin Museums of princely Indian gems dating from the 16th century to the present day, which attracted 5,443 visitors a day (500,000 in total). Museum-goers in Vienna and Montreal visited shows on Carl Fabergé, the master egg-maker and jeweller favoured by Russian tsars. Contemporary works by the Paris-based jeweller JAR drew 2,404 visitors a day to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, but it was the Met’s newly renovated Costume Institute that really pulled in the crowds: a display of Charles James’s dramatic 20th-century gowns was seen by 505,307 visitors, making it the highest-ranking show in this category in terms of overall attendance.

Top 10 decorative arts shows in 2014

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