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An Anonymous Patron sends "this piece from Cultural Commons about how museums have had to reinvent them selves in many ways, to stay viable.
There is no doubt that museums like most other cultural institutions (including symphonies, ballet companies, theaters, or universities) have had to become more Warholian, more entrepreneurial, in order to deal with economic recessions and cuts in public funding. Increasing competition within the cultural and entertainment marketplace has also led to increased programming costs and expansive building projects to attract and maintain audiences.