Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven struggling to survive

Tuesday, 18 September 2012
EINDHOVEN – The city of Eindhoven is looking to cut costs on the Van Abbemuseum. The cost cutting measures implemented last year will be ramped up and the museum will have to ensure it attracts more visitors and source alternative funds itself. The cuts amount to a few hundred thousand euro’s.

The council is looking to reduce contributions to the museum structurally by two and a half thousand euro’s per year by 2016. Currently the museum receives an annual contribution of 4.5 million euro’s per year.According to the Van Abbe, they do not have a budget defecit of half a million euro’s as previously reported, however they do run the risk of not achieving their budget due to the cuts in cultural subsidies. The museum is set to host a very large exhibition next year, of its own collection; around five hundred works of art will be on display from September 2013. The new museum extension will be made available for the purpose. Source: Omroep Brabant

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