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Trimming the Fat: Arts & Culture on the Block

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 3, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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.

For more on this story visit Delaware Online.

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