The article reminded me of an infographic I saw recently in GOOD magazine. “Who Pays For Museum Tickets?” compares the cost of admission for the 20 biggest US museums with each museum’s cost per visitor. It’s very interesting to look at how the museums compare. The largest museum, the Getty, has free admission—and the cost to the museum per visitor is a whopping $177.92. Knowing that makes me consider donating! Click here to see the graphic.
This article in London’s Sunday Times begs that question, making the argument that scrapping the ticket system lowers the museum’s standards of quality. Apparently, free admission isn’t enough to get the people in the doors—the Imperial War Museum has put Halle Berry’s bikini from “Die Another Day” on display.