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Chrysler museum in West Hartford closed for renovations

Chrysler museum of engineering and manufacturing closed its doors for the renovations, a company spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO.

The museum, which opened in 1998, is owned by the West Hartford Public Library.

The move follows the closure of the museum in 2009 after its staff were laid off.

The closure was part of a restructuring of Chrysler’s manufacturing operations that had previously been approved by the board of governors.

The company had previously announced plans to renovate the museum, but the new plan is to shutter the building entirely.

“The Museum of Engineering and Manufacturing will continue to be in operation as a part of the Chrysler Group, but as a museum,” said Jim B. Smith, vice president of corporate communications at Chrysler, in a statement.

“We are pleased to be able to offer visitors a better experience as part of this historic change.”

The museum’s website said the building’s current state was “in need of major renovations.”