Berkshire Museum

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Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum to sell nine more works from its collection

The institution failed to meet its $55m target at last month's auctions

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Acquisitions

George Lucas gives Rockwell fans new hope with acquisition of Shuffleton’s Barbershop

The work will first goes on loan in Massachusetts and possibly elsewhere

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Supreme Court Justice greenlights Berkshire Museum’s art sale

The institution can now go ahead with plans to auction works from its collection to raise up to $55m for a renovation

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Leaders

The mirage of riches in museums’ vaults

Putting aside museum ethics, Martin Gammon looks at the financial viability of museums deaccessioning their collection as a quick fix for financial trouble

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Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Museum and Massachusetts Attorney General reach deal to allow sale of works

If approved by the court, Rockwell's Shuffleton’s Barbershop will be bought by an unnamed US museum, and the other works sold in stages

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Massachusetts Attorney General asks for short extension of injunction against Berkshire Museum sale

The state’s investigation into the board’s controversial deaccessioning plan could be wrapping up within a week

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Law

Massachusetts Appeals Court grants injunction to block Berkshire Museum sale

The successful Hail Mary pass came just before deaccessioned works, including two paintings by Norman Rockwell, were due to be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Monday

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Deaccessioning

Berkshire Museum art sale to go ahead

A judge in Massachusetts has denied two motions to block next week’s auctions of deaccessioned works

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Massachusetts Attorney General supports request for restraining order against Berkshire Museum

A court will decide this week whether to temporarily halt the sale of 40 works at Sotheby’s

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Law

Norman Rockwell’s sons file temporary restraining order in Massachusetts court

Two works by their father are among 40 that were due to be sold by the Berkshire Museum

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Auctions

Sotheby’s releases sales dates and estimates of works from Berkshire Museum

The auction house will offer works from the Massachusetts museum, including two major Rockwell paintings, starting 13 November and running through next spring

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Berkshire Museum courts censure from museums groups with plan to sell 40 works

Among the objects to be auctioned for the endowment and refurbishment are two paintings by Norman Rockwell