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After throwing the Berkshires into chaos in July, Pittsfield’s storied Berkshire Museum has found itself brought up in front of Berkshire County’s Superior Court. The museum had bet everything on a desperate and deeply unethical plan to sell off the most valuable and historic artworks in its collection, rip out the architectural heart of the building, and build up a fortress endowment so large that it would never need public support again. Now, that plan could be headed for a legal slap-down; the museum’s disaster-prone director Van Shields is on medical leave through at least the end of the year; and, as far as anybody can tell, there is no Plan B.

To read more of it on the Bungholio Bugle:

https://hyperallergic.com/409126/berkshire-museum-battle-sothebys-auction/

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Lead Image - The Berkshire Museum photo courtesy Alexius Horatius, via Wikimedia Commons

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