Update: Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure

MAXXI Museum © Mark Hogan

Two weeks ago, we reported that famed Maxxi Museum may face closure, as the high-profile museum was placed under special administration after the government uncovered a €800,000 hole in Maxxi’s 2011 accounts. With major budget cuts in cultural funding slashing the museum’s €11 million budget to less than €2 million for 2012, the future of the Maxxi remains unknown. However, as reported on BD Online, Maxxi president Pio Baldi has resigned and Italian architect has been appointed to take his place.

Recchia has announced that she will to do everything possible to keep the Maxxi afloat and preserve the museum’s prestigious reputation on the international stage. She plans seek corporate sponsorship and private funding to make up lost funds and save the museum from closure.

Reference: BD Online

Photo by Flickr user Mark Hogan, licensed through Creative Commons.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Update: Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure" 11 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=233629>

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    That’s criminal to cut a budget by so much. It’s completely unsustainable economically, almost seems certain to force a closure. Let’s hope not! All great architecture should remain in use.

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