Energy crisis

In response to energy crisis, Berlin museum turns off its Dan Flavin neon for first time in 26 years

The work normally lights up the facade of contemporary art gallery Hamburger Bahnhof

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Energy crisis could prove more damaging to UK museums than global pandemic, expert says

Museums Association director Sharon Heal explains the long-term effects of systemically underfunding the UK's cultural sector

A dark winter looms for UK museums as energy costs and fewer visitors continue to hit revenue

The UK's 15 nationally funded museums have seen visitor numbers drop by over a third compared to June 2019, thanks in large part to the pandemic. They are now facing price rises, with government support still unclear

Lights go out early at the Louvre in bid to slash high energy costs

Paris museum's pyramid joins the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay and Chateau Versailles in French government initiative to save power