Smithsonian to Adjust Summer Hours in Face of Budget Cuts

April 17th, 2013

The Smithsonian Institution, via Washington PostBeginning May 1st, The Smithsonian Institution will initiate rolling cuts to the hours of certain museum institutions, and will close other galleries to compensate for the sequestration budget cuts.  The cuts, which consisted of a 5% reduction of the total budget, has been handled by scaling back travel and training programs, but museum leaders warn that major sacrifices may be necessary if the reductions remain in place through 2014.

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