There are approximately 17,000 museums in the United States. That number includes Science Centers, Natural History Museums, Art Museums, Local History and Children’s Museums.
In March 2010 I returned from a year in Asia. As with any good trip, I had lots of time for reflection and the advantage of perspective; being on the other side of the world does that. While sitting in my hotel in Bangkok, I started thinking of all of the museums all over the world and the current economy. My first thought was, “How can they all survive?”. The easy answer is “they won’t survive”.