Task Force Recommends “Course Correction” For Smithsonian Business Unit

The troubled for-profit side of the Smithsonian has has a rocky relationship with the museum side. Acting Secretary Cristian Samper “said the restructuring and renaming, as well as putting the museums’ mission before profit, were more than cosmetic changes. He emphasized that the new structures would make the museums ‘shareholders’ and would lead to stronger oversight and empowerment of the museum directors.”

Source: Washington Post 01/29/08