MOMA is offering voluntary buyouts to old staff members

The Museum of Modern Art is offering voluntary buyouts to staff members who are 55 or older and who have served at the museum for at least nine years as of July. Despite a recent gift of $100 million from entertainment executive David Geffen (the largest in the museum’s history), MoMA explained in a statement that the museum’s forthcoming expansion and renovation will involve reduced museum operations. The building project, which will add 50,000 square feet of new gallery space to the museum, will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

This news comes a week after the Metropolitan Museum of Art also announced plans to lay off staff members due to its $10 million deficit. In a statement, MoMA commented.


Imagine how much it must suck being the 54-year old staff member who has worked there for 20 years


Senior curator Sally Berger has been fired, after 30 years on the job. Her decision to cancel the New York debut of Under the Sun, a controversial North Korean documentary film directed by Russian filmmaker Vitayl Mansky, may have been a reason for the decision. Source