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# It is widely assumed that a museum is helped financially

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It is widely assumed that a museum is helped financially when a generous patron donates a potential exhibit. In truth, however, donated objects require storage space, which is not free, and routine conservation, which is rather expensive. Therefore, such gifts exacerbate rather than lighten the demands made on a museum's financial resources.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A To keep patrons well disposed, a museum will find it advisable to put at least some donated objects on exhibit rather than merely in storage.
B The people who are most likely to donate valuable objects to a museum are also the people who are most likely to make cash gifts to it.
C A museum cannot save money by resorting to cheap storage under less than adequate conditions, because so doing would drive up the cost of conservation.
D Patrons expect a museum to keep donated objects in its possession rather than to raise cash by selling them.
E Objects donated by a patron to a museum are often of such importance that the museum would be obliged to add them to its collection through purchase if necessary.

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03 Sep 2008, 20:27
IMO E.

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03 Sep 2008, 21:04
arorag wrote:
IMO E.

Should be E. Better to have them from donations.

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04 Sep 2008, 01:18
Agree with E.

But I was looking for an answer choice saying that the donated objects attract more visitors.
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04 Sep 2008, 07:31
Nerdboy wrote:
Agree with E.

But I was looking for an answer choice saying that the donated objects attract more visitors.

Lets look at this way. we need some thing that says

such gifts DO NOT exacerbate BUT lighten the demands made on a museum's financial resources.

E exactly does that.

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04 Sep 2008, 07:53
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I think, I have seen this question in the forum before.... quoting from my previous post...

The reason why E weakens is that- the objects donated are of such importance that, whatsoever, the museum will buy the object (even if they have to pay). If the object is donated by the patron, the musuem will get it at no cost. Wheather the object is donated or bought, financial resource taken up due to the storage space or routine consevation is not going to change. By getting the object for free, the museum is saving the money by not paying the seller.
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04 Sep 2008, 13:45
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05 Sep 2008, 23:58
ssandeepan wrote:
It is widely assumed that a museum is helped financially when a generous patron donates a potential exhibit. In truth, however, donated objects require storage space, which is not free, and routine conservation, which is rather expensive. Therefore, such gifts exacerbate rather than lighten the demands made on a museum's financial resources.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?

A To keep patrons well disposed, a museum will find it advisable to put at least some donated objects on exhibit rather than merely in storage. -> OOS
B The people who are most likely to donate valuable objects to a museum are also the people who are most likely to make cash gifts to it. -> this weakens since these patrons financially help the museum too
C A museum cannot save money by resorting to cheap storage under less than adequate conditions, because so doing would drive up the cost of conservation. -> OOS
D Patrons expect a museum to keep donated objects in its possession rather than to raise cash by selling them. ->does not support or weaken financial burden on museum.OOS
E Objects donated by a patron to a museum are often of such importance that the museum would be obliged to add them to its collection through purchase if necessary. -> does not talk about storage expenses or donations

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