April 30th, 2001
Smithsonian Chief Draws Ire In Making Relics of Old Ways
By Elaine Sciolino
The New York Times
The challenges the Smithsonian faces are emblematic of the cultural clash facing museums and research centers around the country. The clash pits a purist notion of intellectual pursuit against the need to operate efficiently, raise money and draw audiences to compete with the Internet and popular tourist attractions like Disney World.