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…and they do something impossible, like turn around a lab test in an hour, have perfect galleries full of nothing but Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt paintings, no one ever has to fill out paperwork, and the conservators work in dramatically lit labs while wearing immaculate white coats. Oh, and curators be rollin’ in cash.
And when the script has borrowed the actual name of your museum and it drives up visitation, you feel great!
But when the visitors arrive expecting to see & experience exactly what was represented in the show/movie, and you have to keep explaining the difference between imagination and reality, it’s not so much fun.
And when that just keeps happening, eventually your visitor services corps starts to crack.
and then it dies down. Until the sequel comes out.
…and you can count on the LA Natural History Museum to stand in for every museum ever.