Starting Monday February the 18th, the Sursock museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The sad Facebook announcement came as a result of “economic constraints” it is facing:

In the face of increasing economic constraints, we are very sorry to announce that the Sursock Museum will be closing on Mondays – in addition to our regular closing days on Tuesdays – meaning that we will open five days a week instead of six. This will take effect beginning Monday 18 February.

We have already taken several measures to reduce the institution’s costs, without compromising the quality of the work we do and the diverse exhibitions and public program we deliver. Closing for one more day a week is our most drastic measure to date.

This is a necessary, albeit temporary, measure. As we work on our fundraising and sustainability strategy, we hope to raise enough funds that would eventually allow the Museum to reopen on Mondays.