SUCCESS STORY: The Met has seen eight years of tourism growth


THE famed Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York pulled in a record 7.35 million visitors in the last financial year, the institution announced last Thursday (5), four months after intro­ducing mandatory out-of-town admis­sion charges. The attendance figures for the fiscal year ending June 30 covered the cultural landmark’s Fifth Avenue headquarters, the Met Cloisters in northern Manhat­tan and the Met Breuer dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The Met said it was the highest fis­cal-year attendance in the museum’s recorded history, attributing it in large part to a Michelangelo exhibition vis­ited by 702,516 people from Novem­ber 2017 to February…