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Cooper-Hewitt Museum Receives $5 Million

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York has announced that it has received $5 million from the city, reports Patricia Cohen of the New York Times. The new funds, which come on top of another $9.3 million that the city has already contributed, will be put toward the museum’s $79 million renovation. The Cooper-Hewitt’s building on the Upper East Side has been closed since 2011 while its structure and surrounding gardens undergo restoration and expansion. It is set to reopen in the fall of 2014.

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