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Nearly 10 million people a year pass through the Louvre, 7 million visit the British Museum, and 6 million go to the Met in New York.A decade after an extension that saw MoMA double its capacity to 3 million visitors a year, the museum wants to grow again by tearing down an adjacent building.The French government is asking the Louvre, Versailles and the Musee d'Orsay to follow suit.The Musee d'Orsay's president, Guy Cogeval, agreed that finding a way to manage 3.5 million visitors annually was a priority.(AFP/Justin Tallis)Polling shows that many visit just one landmark museum per year, and that their average age has dropped significantly. At the Musee d'Orsay 30 percent of the visitors are under 26, and at the Louvre half are younger than 30 . The Musee d'Orsay, for instance, was surprised to see "a lot of young people" turn up to an exhibition of works by a little-known French painter named Jean-Leon Gerome, whose paintings recalled the heroic dioramas used in video games.So how can the museums adapt to the changing face of their visitors? The Met's website last year received more than 26 million visits, while the National Gallery had 6 million.
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