CASHING IN ON CULTURE: Betraying the Trust at the Rose Art Museum
By Francine Koslow Miller
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A firsthand account of Brandeis University’s attempt to close down its famed Rose Art Museum and sell off major pieces from the museum’s collection to close budget gaps in other areas of the university.The ill-considered plan caused an uproar in the art community and on campus when it was first proposed in January 2009. The controversy continued for two and a half years, until ongoing protests and a lawsuit by a number of the Rose’s overseers brought a stop to the university’s plan and reaffirmed the Rose as one of the nations top university art museums.
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