Museum professionals gather at nation's capitol to make the case for their importance.
Budgets are being trimmed and arts and cultural
organizations are on the block. These already lean mean culture
machines are fighting to keep what little they have and make the case
for their contribution to society. Our 17,500 museums pump $20 billion
into our economy and support jobs for half a million citizens, but
beyond the monetary measure are the programs offered.
Danielle Rice, Executive Director of the Delaware Art Museum, who
gathered with other colleagues on Capital Hill this Tuesday spoke out
about Museum's role as cultural tourism destinations; public, private,
and home-school resources; therapy providers for special needs children;
and venues for local social organizations.
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