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Museums host nearly 9M visitors in 2020 despite virus

ANKARA 

More than 8.91 million people visited Turkish museums and archaeological sites in 2020, despite the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

The sites have an important role in the context of protecting cultural heritage, transferring it to future generations and generating a collective memory.

A total of 204 museums, 142 archaeological sites and 296 private museums hosted history aficionados under the auspices of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which provided the data.

The number of museums increased daily and more than 3.25 million historical artifacts are being exhibited in 204 museums.

An average of 40,000 artifacts have been added to the collections of museums each year; furthermore,…

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