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16 museum curators offered early retirement

CHICAGO – Chicago’s renowned Field Museum, long a major center of global scientific research, is offering early retirement to more than half its curators as part of a wide-ranging effort to reduce debt and refocus the mission of one of the city’s top cultural attractions.

The natural history museum has offered the incentive – immediate retirement or a phased-in retirement over two to three years – to 16 of 27 curators, spokeswoman Nancy O’Shea said Thursday.

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