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9 October 2007
The Association of College and University Museums & Galleries (ACUMG), which represents over 400 institutions across the country, joins the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in its statement of condemnation for the proposed sale of four paintings from Randolph Collegeís Maier Museum of Art in order to bolster the general endowment fund. Further, ACUMG also questions the methodology used to remove the works from the Maier Museum of Art.
Counter to the formal communications issued by the
Presidentís Office at
Art and cultural collections - in the public trust under the
aegis of academic museums - support the pedagogical program of the
college's mission. Thus, the value of a
We stand ready to help the institution navigate this issue which has an impact that is greater than the perceived economic benefits.
On behalf of the ACUMG Board of Directors and Membership
c/o Philip and