Rising Rent Forces Cartoon Art Museum to Close Its Doors

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Cartoon Art Museum, a San Francisco facility has been proudly listing itself as only one museum in West, which has been preserving and sharing all forms of cartoon as an art.

For the last 30 years, the museum has been showcasing editorial cartoons, comic books, graphic novels, anime, Sunday funnies, Saturday morning cartoons and many other creations. The museum has a research library and a permanent collection of 7,000 art.

But the museum will shut its doors soon. The rising rents in the market, has doubled the rent of the place where the museum is currently situated. They have two months to search for a new place.

Curator Andrew Farago said, “We have faced this problem before with the dot-com boom. This time they call it tech boom. We have a plan of attack, we are going to pack the things and put them in storage during the transition period.”

Farago said that the museum might be shifted out of San Francisco, though they don’t want to do it. He said, “We are keeping our options open. The San Francisco 49ers are in Santa Clara. If that can happen, then you can’t really rule anything out.”

Summerlea Kasha, executive director, said this is just another test in the life of the Cartoon Art Museum. She said, “Considering the current commercial real estate market of San Francisco, this situation is not much surprising.”

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