Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery to cut jobs and opening hours

The museum’s acting director Jennifer Storer said they were tough decisions and it was hoped the changes to opening hours would have minimal impact on the visiting public.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart is cutting jobs and slashing opening hours in a bid to cope with financial problems.

Minister for the Arts Vanessa Goodwin said the museum had overrun its budget by an average of $1 million per year for the past five years.

John Freeman, who is one of the museum’s largest benefactors, said money could have been saved in other ways, such as cutting research.

Photo: A year after the museum reopened following a $30 million upgrade, it has had to tighten its belt.

Read more here: ABC


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