UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM PRESS KIT
FACTS AND FIGURES
VISITORS TO THE MUSEUM
- Total: More than 34.8 million since the Museum opened in April 1993.
- Demographics: 34% school-age children; 12% international; approximately 90% non-Jewish.
- Dignitaries: 96 heads of state; more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 132 countries.
- An estimated 35,500 visitors heard a survivor volunteer speak at the Museum in 2012.
- Wexner Learning Center (Second Floor):
From Memory to Action: Meeting the Challenge of Genocide; The Nuremberg Trials: What Is Justice?
- Gonda Education Center (Lower Level):
A Dangerous Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
- Meyerhoff Theater Entrance (Lower Level): Abandoned at Srebrenica: Photographs from the Aftermath.
- Traveling Exhibitions: Since opening, the Museum has sent eight traveling exhibitions to 269 venues in 178 US cities and 48 US states and to venues in Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, and Serbia.
COLLECTIONS AND REFERENCE SERVICES
- Art and Artifacts: 17,275 objects, with an average of six to seven new items acquired each week.
- Archives and Photo Archives: 68.1 million pages, with an additional 135 million digital images from the International Tracing Service; 87,530 historical photographs and images, of which 26,200 are available on the Museum's website.
- Meed Survivors Registry: 205,660 survivors and their descendants registered.
- Film and Video: More than 1,030 hours of archival footage; 220 hours of outtakes from the groundbreaking film SHOAH; 1,233 research requests annually.
- Library and Oral History: More than 96,800 items in 57 languages; more than 13,100 oral history testimonies; access to nearly 52,000 oral histories from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.
- Senior Historian’s Division: 889 research requests fulfilled from January through December 2012.
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY
- Regional Education Corps: 40 advanced teachers of the Holocaust in 20 states.
- Museum Teacher Fellows: 293, from every state, since the program began in 1996.
- Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies: 446 Fellows-in-Residence from 30 countries since 1994; 753 campus outreach lectures in 49 states since 2001; more than 652 faculty members from 49 US states and from Brazil, Canada, China, England, and Mexico have participated in 38 Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies seminars held at the Museum since 1999.
ADMINISTRATION, STAFF, AND MEMBERSHIP
- Base Operating Budget: FY 2013: $84.4 million ($51.8m federal appropriation pending; $32.6m private donations and investment income).
- Staff: Nearly 400 staff; 135 contractors (security and cleaning services).
- Volunteers and Interns: More than 300 volunteers donated more than 25,000 hours of service in 2012; 100 interns also provided an estimated 20,000 hours of service in 2012.
- Members: 170,000
- Regional Development Offices: Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Western.
- Quarterly statistics as of 12/31/2012