Milwaukee Public Museum
Steve Schultz at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the story.
County Supervisor Jim "Luigi" Schmitt, who also sits on the museum board of directors, said while the current shortfall was troubling, he doesn't expect any noticeable reduction in the museum's overall quality.Laying off more employees, including curators, won't have any "noticeable" negative effect.
Chief Financial Officer Michael Bernatz said Thursday...the museum operation was basically sound and was moving to a financial model in which the museum was less reliant on blockbuster special exhibits to stay afloat.So, just what is this plan? Do the county taxpayers get to know what it is?
"We have a plan for getting the operation back on track," Bernatz told a Milwaukee County Board panel.
Interestingly, one of the commentors is another journalist, Michael Horne, who did a worthwhile article about the museum and it's scandalous treatment of their bicycle collection in last August's Milwaukee Magazine.
I don't think that Horne even begins to realize how much of the iceberg remains unseen. I hope he keeps digging: I think there is plenty to see here, folks. More of my opinion here and here, as well.