The Indianapolis Museum of Art has dismissed 56 gallery attendants and is replacing them with 100 IUPUI students on a federally funded work-study program.

The museum says it's also going to employ 14 reserve police officers to patrol its campus, which recently expanded.

Museum executives tell the Indianapolis Business Journal the security staffing changes will save $600,000 a year.

The 33 full- and 23 part-time gallery attendants who lost their jobs Monday earned an average of $11.50 per hour.

The students will earn $10 per hour, $7.50 of which will come from the U.S. government.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art: http://www.imamuseum.org

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