Friday, June 19, 2009

“Staff reduction” at Worcester Art Museum

The Worcester Art Museum is making cuts as the financial crisis continues to take its toll across the New England art scene. Spokeswoman Allison Berkeley tells me:

“The Worcester Art Museum, like many cultural institutions across the nation, has experienced a loss in the value of its endowment due to the economic downturn. While the Museum remains financially strong, it was necessary to trim operating expenses including a small staff reduction. The Museum is fully committed to providing access to great works of art, and chose cost-cutting measures that would have the least impact on the public and on programs that are vital to the Museum's mission. There will be no changes to admission prices, hours of operation, or major programming. This year, the number of visitors to the Museum has steadily increased.”

If you happen to have additional details please pass them along.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice to know that the # of visitors has not decreased. Good that people do not place museum visits at the bottom of the pecking order :)

June 21, 2009 at 5:49 PM  

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