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September 12th, 2012

Metropolitan Museum director Thomas P. Campbell is reportedly opening a discussion that may allow the public to access the Met on Mondays. The institution decided to close on Mondays in 1971, supposedly to lower costs, and remains closed on the first day of the week, except for holiday Mondays and when hosting previews for members. The increase in tourism to New York City and to the Met itself may be possible reasons for Campbell’s proposal; Met statistics reveal that a “record-breaking” 6.3 million people visited The Met over the past fiscal year, from June 2011 through June 2012.

Read the article via the New York Times