Southwest Museum will no longer merge with Autry

Merger of Western museums fall apart.
(From the San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, August 14, 2009):

“The merger between cowboys and Indians was supposed to enhance two Los Angeles museums of the American West.

But the dust-up between the Autry National Center and defenders of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian has left a $175 million museum expansion dead and the city’s oldest museum gravely wounded.

After negotiations with the city to safeguard the Southwest Museum in Mount Washington failed, the Autry this week shelved plans for its grand expansion in Griffith Park.”

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