Venice Extends Closure of City Museums

January 8th, 2021

Venetian mayor Luigi Brugnaro has extend the closure of the city’s 11 civic museums, causing an uproar among citizens and institutional representatives.“I’m doing what any good family man would do,” he says. “The opening of the museums depends on whether people can travel freely, on the pool of users. Our museums depend principally on the tourists. There is a business logic, an entrepreneurial culture in making things work. Should I be ashamed of administering a public asset like a business enterprise, of making it profitable?”

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