Responding to a report anatomizing revenue-generation schemes and their discontents at the Smithsonian, the Institution’s acting Secretary offered this morsel for thought to everyone who imagines that all our sector needs is a good stiff dose of for-profit goals and systems:
“We clearly need to restructure the Smithsonian Business Ventures,” Mr.
Samper said Monday in a phone interview. “We want to make sure that
decisions are not only driven by profit but also by the mission.”