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Facing a period of turmoil amid a coronavirus closure, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has laid off 81 employees in its visitor services and retail departments. The museum had previously said that it expects a shortfall of $100 million in revenue and that it will most likely remain closed through July. This round of layoffs is the museum’s first since it temporarily shuttered in March.

Alongside the layoffs came news that executives at the museum would take pay cuts. Max Hollein, the museum’s director, and Daniel H. Weiss, its president and CEO, will take voluntary cuts of 20 percent, and 11 others in senior positions will take 10 percent cuts.

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