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    Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    As some of you know the 9/11 museum recently opened. As expected some sort of controversy has arisen. The controversy is that should the 9/11 Museum sell gifts? In your opinoin should the 9/11 museum sell gifts?

    Here is a report done on the subject: September 11 Memorial Museum opens in New York to the public, with mixed feelings over its gift shop



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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    If the items are kept respectful and the proceeds go towards the maintaining of the museum (it's not cheap kids) then I'm relatively ok with it.

    The kind of items available matter more than the existence of the gifts.

    If you're doing an exploded tower snow globe then we have trouble.

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Most holocaust museums I've been to sell some sort of memorabilia. It's a way for the museum to fund itself. They'll sell books on the museum's subject matter, pins, booklets. From my experience, suppliers and editors will provide memorabilia at little or no cost to the museums. To be honest, this isn't that big of an issue and the lady claiming that someone is "making money" off this museum may as well ask the people working at the memorial to volunteer. They're probably seeing more returns from the museum than anyone else.
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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    If the items are kept respectful and the proceeds go towards the maintaining of the museum (it's not cheap kids) then I'm relatively ok with it.

    The kind of items available matter more than the existence of the gifts.

    If you're doing an exploded tower snow globe then we have trouble.
    I agree 100%. If the items go to pay the employees of the museum and to upkeep the museum I have no problem. I hope they are kept reasonable as well. But according to the report some of the items are already really pricey....


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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I agree 100%. If the items go to pay the employees of the museum and to upkeep the museum I have no problem. I hope they are kept reasonable as well. But according to the report some of the items are already really pricey....
    Museums aren't cheap. Specially museums in New York. Go to the MoMA and try to get something for less than $2. The cheapest thing in their online gift shop? 2$.... +$6.95 for shipping... so you're looking at nearly $10 bucks for even the cheapest thing at that museum.
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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Museums aren't cheap. Specially museums in New York. Go to the MoMa and try to get something for less than $2.
    I understand that. Im just reiterating a point made.


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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I agree 100%. If the items go to pay the employees of the museum and to upkeep the museum I have no problem. I hope they are kept reasonable as well. But according to the report some of the items are already really pricey....
    Well if they're not complete idiots then they don't have touristy trash like snow globes, they probably have commerative gear that's relatively well done, therefore you got your price points.

    It's always a tricky thing with stuff like this, but moneys gotta come from somewhere.

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Gift store website*

    http://www.911memorial.org/catalog



    One questionable item, retails for $19.95

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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Gift store website*

    http://www.911memorial.org/catalog



    One questionable item, retails for $19.95
    Why is that questionable? Why does it matter? Every museum and memorial out there has a gift shop. The Holocaust Memorial has a gift shop. The Oklahoma Bombing Memorial has a gift shop. Pearl Harbor has a gift shop. If people don't like what's sold in the gift shop, don't buy anything. This is all fake outrage. Let them sell what they want to sell.
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    Re: Should the 9/11 Museum Sell Gifts?

    So I'm guessing "Twin Towers Jenga" is out of the question...

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