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Monday, May 28, 2007

Museums obviously can't do math

Howdy!

There's all sorts of bafflegab and gobbledy-gook happening in this press release about yesterday's Montreal Museum's Day. Nowhere can I find any press release or other sort of factual documentation about attendance at the Journée des musées montréalais in 2006 which is sort of surprising since it was the 20th anniversary. But I scratch my head when last week they released something that ostensibly showed how 125,000 people participated in 2006, and then this year they state that they "maintained last year's attendance once again" but they only got 108,000 people. A 14% drop in attendance isn't maintaining anything.

This article by Cheryl Cornacchia in the Montreal Gazette does a better job of analyzing the results. Le Devoir on the other hand doesn't let the facts get in the way of a photo op.

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