After being forced to close for six months due to budget cuts, SIU’s University Museum has reopened its doors to the public. SIU is located in Carbondale, Illinois, USA.
WM Weston Stoerger, the Curator of Exhibits, said, “We’re looking to become that cultural point for southern Illinois again.”
He’s looking to help the museum, which shuttered its doors in July because of the state budget impasse, return to its former glory.
“Because there are so few places like this in southern Illinois it’s really important that they stay around because arts are integral in any society,” he said. “You need to have them.”
Right now only the museum’s north hall is open but Stoerger says the south hall is currently under construction and will reopen in the future.