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Bonus Episode: Update on the Berkshire Museum Saga – the AG and Museum Agree to sales

Your hosts, Steve Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne

New York City, February 26, 2018

Katie and Steve give listeners an update on the Berkshire Museum deaccessioning controversy.  The Massachusetts Attorney General and the Museum have reached an agreement, pending approval by the Supreme Judicial Court, permitting sales of up to $55 million with the famous Norman Rockwell painting Shuffleton’s Barbershop going to an undisclosed museum.  The Rockwell sons have dropped out of the litigation, but the other plaintiffs oppose the compromise and are still fighting.

ABOUT

SAVE THE ART (STA)
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.

MISSION

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.

PRESS

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.