Paris Pinacotheque Museum Closes Due to Attendance Drop After Nov. Attacks

  • February 15, 2016 22:32

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One of the rare privately-owned art museums in France, the Paris Pinacotheque Museum shut its doors on Monday after visitor attendance figures fell following the terrorist attacks on the city.

"The disastrous economic climate due to a large extent to the Nov. 13 attacks forces us to close the Madeleine sites in Paris," the museum said in a statement.

Opened in 2007, the Pinacotheque held shows on Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession last year that attracted nearly 400,000 visitors, according to the museum.

Visitor attendance at Parisian museums has been down over the past year, according to preliminary data. The Louvre saw 8.7 million visitors last year from 9.3 million in 2014. 

Wikipedia states the museum is owned and run by the academic and Modigliani scholar Marc Restellini.

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