The Restructuring Committee is reportedly "heavily considering" using the as a home for some of the Museum's archives and collections.
In May, the slashed funding for the Museum's operations when it approved the 2012-2013 city budget, resulting in a projected cost savings of about $216,000 annually, according to a report in The Hour of Norwalk. City officials reportedly decided that the number of visitors per year did not justify the cost of running the Museum, including $12,000 a month in rent and a curator's salary of $74,457.
The Museum closed in May and its lease expired on July 1, according to the report. The Norwalk Museum Restructuring Committee, however, still has not made a final decision as to where the museum's collections will be kept. Currently the collections are being stored at a privately-owned facility at 41 North Main Street (in the same building where the Museum was located), for which the City is paying approximately $10,000 a month in rent, according to the report.
The Norwalk Library's main branch on Belden Avenue is also being considered as a possible new home for the Museum's collections, according to the report.
For more, check out the report in The Hour of Norwalk.