Brandeis Report Says Art Museum Should Stay Open

September 22, 2009

A Brandeis University committee has recommended that the university keep the Rose Museum of Art open to the public, but the panel didn't take a position on whether its prized modern art collection should be maintained or sold, The Boston Globe reported. Brandeis infuriated arts scholars nationwide with a plan -- now on hold -- to shut the museum and sell the collection, which is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The university said that it needed the funds for other academic purposes. The committee's report will be released officially today; it calls for better integration of the art museum with the university's academic departments.

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