Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Boston Globe reported recently that Brandeis University has received funding to enable it to undertake major renovations of the Rose Art Museum. The renovations will enable the museum to better protect its art collection. The main part of the museum will be closed this summer during the renovation, but it will reopen in the fall for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the museum.
In January 2009 Brandeis announced that it would close the museum and sell its famous art collection. After significant criticism the university backed off, but the final decision about whether any art would be sold has not been clear. The news about the renovation suggests that the museum won't be closed any time soon.
The article notes that the suit filed by three museum overseers (who were also donors to the museum) is scheduled for a hearing in April.