- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2011

MADRID (AP) - Spain’s Prado Museum will open every day of the week to help guarantee its commitment to cover 60 percent of its budget through self-financing.

The country’s top art museum said Thursday said it will no longer close on Mondays. It said the decision would also help expand its cultural activities.

The new timetable will begin Nov. 8 in the museum’s temporary exhibition center with the start of “The Hermitage in the Prado” show featuring works from the Russian gallery. It will be extended to the rest of the museum Jan. 16.

The Prado will only close three days a year; Jan. 1, May 1 and Dec. 25.