Monday, March 30, 2009

Less and less engagement

Geoff Edgers rounds up the latest museum-related bad news. The University of Connecticut museums are restricting their hours, and closing entirely on the weekends. A couple of Pennsylvania museums may close down altogether.

And Tyler Green reports that, due to a budget-related security staff shortage, the Hirsshhorn "has been forced to close substantial sections of the museum."

Gee, it's a shame museums don't have any untapped sources of revenue to help carry them through rough times.