A Home for Artifacts

July 10, 2013

Despite all the hand-wringing about the long-term financial viability of higher education institutions, one group of institutions views universities as a rock-solid bet on which to stake their futures: museums. And that’s likely because many of them face larger existential threats than their counterparts in higher education. In the past few years, multiple museums and other nonprofit cultural institutions -- struggling financially in the wake of the 2008 recession -- have turned to colleges and universities for help, asking them to strike partnerships with or acquire them in a bid to provide financial sustainability.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed