New York Museums Puzzled Over City’s Security Funding Plan

Many of New York City’s cultural institutions are asking why the City funded increased security out of a $2 million pot at only three museums. “Insurance costs are off the chart. Since 9/11, it’s the fastest-growing cost of doing business in the world of exhibitions. New York museum officials became particularly worried after the looting of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad, speculating that they would face some kind of retribution.”