Month: December 2017

Save the Art group to Hold Informational Rally Friday, Dec. 15 at American Alliance of Museums Conference in Cambridge, MA. The meeting of museum professionals will address intervention strategies to prevent deaccessioning of public collections.

Press Release – Save the Art
December 13, 2017

The Berkshire-based citizens group Save the Art – Save the Museum will stage a rally outside Harvard University Friday, Dec. 15 in connection with a national meeting of museum professionals organized by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and hosted by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Save the Art – Save the Museum has garnered international coverage as a grass roots collective opposing the sale of 40 artworks by the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield.

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A grassroots citizens group established in 2017 with the intent of stopping the sale of the Berkshire Museum’s treasured art collection in order to find an alternate solution to its continued financial shortfall.


The mission of Save the Art is to advocate for and protect the Public Trust — the art and objects belonging to all of us that document humankind’s creative and social history through time.


We thank the Berkshire Eagle for their extensive investigative coverage, the journalists, op-ed writers and our community for their hundreds of letters of concern and applaud Larry Parnass / Investigations Editor for his 2018 Outstanding Journalism award. See The Berkshire Eagle page located in Press menu.