Maintaining Free Access for All
If you have been to the museum recently, you have seen the vitality and energy of our visitors engaging with the collection. Perhaps you and your family have come for a free children’s program, or you have attended a lecture, participated in a class, or wandered through a favorite gallery. In 2006, the Walters trustees made the transformational decision to make access to the permanent collection free. Keeping the Walters free and open to the public permanently will require an additional $500,000 annually in income from endowment. Gifts and bequests ensure that the Walters fulfills its mission as a museum for the benefit of the public.
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