Carnegie Museums paid memberships reach all-time high

PITTSBURGH — The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have fully rebounded from Covid-related membership losses, and then some.

During the pandemic, the museum system lost 22% of its paid membership. The Carnegie Museums had hit its peak in terms of membership right before Covid hit, reaching 34,000 individuals and families, but by the summer of 2021, that number had fallen by 7,500.

Now, however, the Carnegie Museums have reached 34,780 paid members, breaking the record set prior to the pandemic.

“Building back and diversifying our member base after such a challenging period is certainly something to celebrate,” Steven Knapp, president and CEO of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, said in a release. “We could not have predicted the speed with which our member community would more than restore itself. Over the past year, many members who had let their memberships expire have returned, and thousands more have become first-time members.”

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