“Upgraded Museums Add New Value to College Campuses”
The New York Times, April 27, 2024

Educational institutions across the United States are spending more money to renovate museums and make them a more integral part of learning.
By Alina Tugend

Michigan State University and Yale University are very different types of higher education institutions, but they have at least one thing in common: They have been spending millions of dollars to revamp their museums.

So have New York University. And Princeton. And Penn State. And Utah State University.

At a time when many museums and colleges are grappling with financial challenges as well as their changing role in society, it may seem surprising that universities an donors are willing to shell out lots of money to make their museums showcases.

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Image: Installation view of ”Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962.” Photo: David Heald. Courtesy Grey Art Museum, New York University