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Springfield Art Museum Boasts Record Attendance

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The Springfield Art Museum has broken another attendance record this year with over 60,000 visitors since last July.

Nick Nelson, director of the museum, said, since he took over in 2012, he has seen steadily rising attendance every year.  That's due to an increased emphasis on marketing, community partnerships and local involvement, according to Nelson. 

"People have really embraced the museum as a hub for culture, a hub for art and a hub for activity, and we are really excited to see that and to figure out ways to enhance that  and grow that in the future," he said.

Looking towards the future of both the museum building and the surrounding grounds, Nelson and his team at the museum want to "leverage those resources to create a greater experience for our visitors and the community," he said.