“Plundering” the Rose Art Museum

 The NY Times reports that the name benefactors of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum have spoken out against the planned “repositioning” of the museum and called such an action a “plundering” of the collection. The University’s trustees have been under fire since January when it voted to sell off the museum’s significant art collection to raise revenue for the University’s financial shortfall. There has been widespread criticism of the decision.

Meryl Rose, a representative of the Rose family for whom the museum is named, suggested that the damage done to the museum’s reputation would remain even if it is not closed to the public. She asks, “What donor would give a piece of art that might be sold to pay for administrative expenses?

Museum Family Denounces Brandeis


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