All galleries, museums and historic soceities including monuments should charge a minimum entry fee (not labeled as a tax nor charging children less than the age of 5). The costs of security and building maintenance is not cheap. A minimum fee would help bring income in to reduce costs and debt.
National Gallery of Art
Background: when using federal dollars for printing jobs, federal agencies must use the Government Printing Office (GPO) and participating contractors. GPO works as intermediary and handles billing/payment through the SPA (Simplified Purchase Agreement) mechanism. A government purchase card can be used or an established deposit account (IPAC)-- the equivalent of automatic withdrawal. Problems #1: too often, a printer ...more »