Museums and galleries dire warning if they're not supported

From Afternoons, 1:35 pm on 4 April 2024

A new campaign, Keep the Lights on for Museums and Galleries, is warning the public about the financial pressures Aotearoa's museums and galleries are facing.

New Zealand's museums and galleries educate and inspire swathes of children annually.

They welcome over 17 million domestic and international visitors annually and it's estimated they contribute around $272 million in GDP.

Toni Hoeta is a spokesperson for Keep the Lights on for Museums and Galleries. She speaks to Jesse.

The exterior of New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, one of New Zealand's leading contemporary art museums.

Photo: Sam Hartnett