19 Dec 2022

Museums want help bridging funding gaps

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 19 December 2022

Museums are calling on local and central government to help bridge widening funding gaps. 

A new study commissioned by Museums Aotearoa has found some museums have an average operating defecit of almost two-hundred and eighty thousand dollars.

The sector body says years of decreasing visitor donations, coupled with rising operational costs, is causing widespread financial strain.

Museums Aotearoa chief executive Adele Fitzpatrick spoke to Gyles Beckford.