The economics of museum admission charges
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In 1984, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, instituted admission charges. When faced with major cuts in his government appropriations, the director, Dr Neil Cossons, stated that ‘we have to go out and make money for ourselves. We either go up or we go down. And I feel that the evil of admission charges is a lesser one than further decline’ (Cossons 1985). By 1989, all national museums in Britain, with the exception of the National Gallery and the British Museum in London, were charging some sort of admission fee.