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Program A: Louisiana Museums

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:201

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The preservation of Louisiana's rich historical legacy provides Louisiana residents and visitors an understanding of the state's cultural development. The mission of the Louisiana Museums Program is to collect, preserve, and present, as an educational resource, objects of art, documents, artifacts, and the like which reflect the history, art and culture of Louisiana. The goal of the program is to conduct this mission in a manner which provides the state a premier, nationally-recognized historical museum complex. Nine (9) properties are maintained for this purpose. These properties are: The Cabildo, Presbytere, Lower Pontalba Building, Madame John's Legacy, Old U.S. Mint, Arsenal, Jackson House, the Creole "1850" House and the Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum. The three budgetary activities in this program are: Administration, Preservation and Presentation of Exhibits and the Wedell Williams Museum.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Louisiana Museums Program will increase attendance at its museums and other exhibits by at least 10%.

2. In FY 1998-99, the Louisiana Museums Program will increase its collection by 1800 items while conserving 9,595 items now in the collection.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with General Fund and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from admissions, rentals and the sale of publications.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$3,124,758

$3,530,948

105

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$8,650

$8,650

0

 

Carryforward for custom benches and fire safety repairs to the fire damper return air duct per the State Fire Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

$3,133,408

$3,539,595

105

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($8,650)

($8,650)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carryforward for custom benches and fire safety repairs to the fire damper

$44,631

$44,631

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustments (Nonrecurring: -$98,954; Replacement/New: +$143,585)

$47,881

$47,881

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$53.826

$53.826

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

($327)

($327)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

($13,292)

($13,292)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$1,133

$1,133

0

 

Adjustments for Civil Service, Training and Other State-wide Interagency Transfer Activities

($232,036)

($232,036)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment(s)

$370

$370

0

 

UPS Fees

$52,600

$52,600

0

 

Provide funding for the security at the museum buildings in New Orleans

$50,000

$50,000

0

 

Provide funding for the Louisiana Association of Museums

$500,000

$500,000

0

 

Provide funding for a Mardi Gras Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

$3,629,544

$4,035,731

105

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$496,136

$496,136

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 114.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 87.5% of the total request ($4,611,281) for this program. The 14% increase provides funding for a Mardi Gras Exhibit, Louisiana Association of Museums and security at the museums buildings in New Orleans. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for one (1) year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$5,000

 

Legal services for representing the State Museum in Civil Service suits

$14,300

 

Louisiana Association of Museums

 

 

 

$19,300

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$3,000

 

Provide for the cost of relocating donated aircraft from various branches of the federal government to the Wedell-Williams Aviation Museum in Patterson

$500,000

 

Mardi Gras Exhibit

 

 

 

$503,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$8,107

 

Department of Civil Service - for personnel services

$719

 

Division of Administration - Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) for training services

$2,519

 

Division of Administration - Uniform Payroll System (UPS)

 

 

 

$11,345

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITION AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$6,566

 

Upgrade the security system for the Presbytere and Cabildo which are inoperable and at least 15 years old. These funds will provide for four (4) base stations

$49,200

 

Upgrade the fire alarm system, intrusion alarm system and install a visual surveillance system in Madame John's Legacy as the system is 15 years old.

$87,819

 

Upgrade and install the lighting system in Madame John's Legacy and the Old U.S. Mint

$6,400

 

New equipment/computer/office furniture needs for the Louisiana Association of Museums

$1,000

 

Software for the computer for the Louisiana Association of Museums

 

 

 

$150,985

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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