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Museum of American Finance continues to track economic crisis

October 29, 2010 |  4:00 pm

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It's hard to imagine any institution that has benefited from the economic decline of the past few years. New York's Museum of American Finance may be a unique exception.

When the museum, located on Wall Street, decided in 2009 to create a modest display devoted to the unfolding credit crisis, curators had little if any clue how large their exhibition would eventually become. In the following months, the ballooning meltdown in the financial sector necessitated adding new panels to the exhibition until the display spanned the entire front wall of the museum.

Attendance at the institution is strong and is expected to double this year to 35,000, according to organizers. And one of the top sellers in the gift shop is a poster set of the financial crisis exhibit.

Read Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's full story on the New York museum.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Museum of American Finance, on Wall Street in New York. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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