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Report: Visits to New Mexico museums, historic sites drop

August 1, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say visits to New Mexico museums and historic sites have fallen.

The Albuquerque Journal reports New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs says overall attendance for the fiscal year that ended June 30 dipped 2% from last year.

According to the agency, in fiscal 2019, 992,574 visitors were counted for the eight state-run museums and the six historic sites.

In fiscal 2018, attendance was at 1,014,041 and was largely led by the blockbuster “Da Vinci — The Genius” exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.

The biggest drops in attendance came at the Fort Sumner/Bosque Redondo site and the New Mexico History Museum, with a 30% and 17% decrease respectively.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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