Score? "A", if its your original work. How long have you studied and where did you study English?Should arts-related entertainment venues such as museums and art galleries be free of charge for the general public, or should a charge apply for admittance?
Discuss this issue, and give your opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Nowadays, with the presence of advanced technology and electronic recreation, artistic venues like museums and art galleries have gradually lost their predominance in the entertainment industry. Some people think that these places should be free of charge for the general public while others believe admittance should be paid for. As is the case of many issues, each view has both plus and minus points.
On the one hand, free-charged museums and galleries seem to stimulate the regular attendance. If it is free to visit a museum, it appears to be able to attract more people to the venue. Indeed, some luxurious venues cost visitors too much to enter; therefore, there is little chance for the low-income people to visit them despite their desire to have a look at some masterpieces or historic properties. Thus, free-charge admittance would allow such people to satisfy their desires as well as increase the number of visitors to the places. However, it can bring some drawbacks. As admittance is free,the visitors enter and go out the venues without any registry or certificates, so it is more difficult for the staff to keep control over the operation of the museums or art gallaries. What's more, the crimes such as roberries or frauds also occur more easily.
On the other hand, entrance requiring a certain amount of money can ensure safety for the art-related venues. It can help keep the attendance under the control and generate a stable fund to run and restore the places if necessary. The money received can be recognised as the income of the venues or can be used to organise some events such as a competition in art knowledge or a painting contest, which helps raise the people's interest in arts. Nevertheless, the high cost of admittance can put off people visiting the artistic venues because nowadays there is a wide range of cheaper
fomrsforms of entertainment available such as cinemas or concerts or amusement parks.
My position in this issues is that we can adjust the two views to come up with the best solution. For example,it can cost, but a small amount of money - not too much, to enter these venues. Or instead of a charge for admittance, the managers can allow some souvenir shops or offer refreshments such as foods and drinks and charge these services. That money can compensate for the entrance charge that has been abolished.
All things considered, I believe that it is up to the directors and managers of museums and art galleries to consider many interrelated factors to come to the ultimate ways of running or operating the venues to benefit both the staff and visitors.
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