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Museum update: Indianapolis Museum of Art makes a boo-boo

Article: Museum update: Indianapolis Museum of Art makes a boo-boo

Late last month the Indianapolis Museum of Art announced the firing of 56 security officers. This is only the latest in a long line of museum closures and firing sprees, but IMA is unique in that it plans to fill the now vacant positions with students at a slightly lower salary. Before we get to that, let’s take a look at IMA’s security program as it stands now. Even with the 56 security officers, the museum was unable to meet their objectives, like “responding to potentially serious incidents that arise on the IMA campus” and reducing costs. From their website: “The IMA has a reputation for being a safe place. Regrettably, we’d seen some incidents that could threaten that reputation. We’ve had numerous car break-ins, and we had been unable to curb that problem.”