Friday, January 4, 2013

MONA just keeps on giving

Summer tourists break MONA crowd record ABC January 3, 2013, 6:37 am 
A bumper tourist season has helped Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art log its biggest attendance since it opened two years ago. The privately-owned art museum in Hobart's northern suburbs has attracted interest from interstate and overseas visitors, many remaining in the state after this week's Falls Festival. About 3500 people streamed through MONA's doors yesterday, with some queuing for more than an hour to get in. The average daily attendance for the museum is about 1500. MONA spokesman Justin Johnstone says about 70% of visitors were from outside Tasmania. "These people from interstate, they're paying visitors," he said. Mr Johnstone said MONA worked with patrons to get them inside as quickly as possible and make sure they were happy. "It's been very smooth. I don't think we've had any problems," he said. The Museum is hoping its new ferry will help move crowds more quickly in the future.... click here to go to source

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