The Government Gives Permission to Build It and the Businesses Mantain

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Topic: Museum of Science and Industry
EQ: To what extent is the Government responsible for creating and maintaining museums?
Thesis: The Government can give permission to make the museum but it is usually business runned when it comes to maintaining it.
By: Rishika Suraparaju
The Museum of Science and Industry was built unlike any other museum, and was ran unlike any other museum before. The Museum opened in 1933, which was the same year as the “Century of Progress” Fair or otherwise known as the 1933 World Fair. The founder was Julius Rosenwald. As a result, when it was opened it was named as the Rosenwald Industrial Museum. It stood in Chicago for 80 years. This museum is business runned and it is a privately owned museum. To what extent is the Government responsible for creating and maintaining museums? It is important because many museums remain government owned. The Government can give permission to make the museum but it is usually business runned when it comes to maintaining it.We should care because if the museum isn’t receiving enough funding then it will move out of business.

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Julius Rosenwald was a philanthropist and in addition, he was also the chairman for Sears, Roebuck and Company. He was at a museum in Munich and was captivated by the interactive exhibits. After he saw the museum, he wanted to build a museum in Chicago ("Museum of Science and Industry"). He presented the idea, and furthermore, it was put into place after finding the Palace…