2018年10月20日场的雅思考试已经结束，相信本场雅思写作大作文题目考生们都不陌生，题目是：Report shows that it is increasingly expensive to keep museums open to the
public. Find the best way to fund them (government, business or
How museums are supported
financially has been a major concern to many. This essay will examine and find
the possible best way to fund them.
Museums are institutions that collect and safeguard historical or artistic
objects and works and make artifacts and specimens accessible, and their high
importance is also placed on the role of providing an ideal learning
environment, enabling children and adults to enter worlds that they may
otherwise never get to know. Therefore, government funding for museums is
necessary and it exhibits public value.
On a more materialistic level, museums contribute significantly to the
country’s revenue, as they are important tourism resources. Many famous national
or public museums bring in visitors worldwide, which generals flourishing
profits for the hotel, food and retail industries. In this case, I think museums
should be subsidized by the government at all levels——federal, state and
A large shape of museums operating revenue usually comes from donors in the
private sector. This is defined as individuals and corporate sponsors etc.
Donors play an important role in the functioning of a museum, providing funds
for new programs and spaces, as well as donating works to the collection.
Museums in turn tailor themselves to the needs and validation of their donors by
endowing spaces and titles, hosting special events, and affording certain
privileges to donors, such as the right to rent a museum for one’s private or
Overall, in today’s economic environment, museums must be fiscally prudent
and be wise in choosing and combing financial supports from different