Monday, January 14, 2013

Like so many other museums, the Walter P Chrysler museum is bankrupt, and shut down.

A release on the museum’s website cites low attendance and explains that after 13 years of operation could not meet its own costs. It says that Chrysler “has stepped in to save the vast majority of the 67 cars and trucks housed in the collection.” Recent additions to the inventory will be curated by the Chrysler Foundation, the automaker’s charitable arm which earlier had curated the entire collection.

As for the museum, the latest word is that regular public visiting hours have been eliminated. However, the facility and vehicles likely will be used for Chrysler functions and possibly open to the public for special events.

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