Daniel H. Weiss

‘Shameful vandalism and desecration’ : Met leaders condemn right-wing crowd's assault on US Capitol

Museum joins other institutions in assailing protestors' rampage and hate-inspiring imagery as a threat to democracy and equality

Met lays off 81 staff members in response to projected budget shortfall

Cuts affect employees in visitor services and retail departments, and more job losses are expected

Met anticipates a $100m shortfall and remaining closed until July—and smaller museums in the US could be hurt even more by pandemic

“Everyone is really whipsawed,” says the New York institution’s president Daniel Weiss, who expects staff reductions

Led by Metropolitan Museum of Art, a flurry of US museums say they are shutting down because of coronavirus

Institutions in New York, Boston and Washington underline the need to control the spread of Covid-19