Fit, Not Finances, Behind Carnegie Museum Art Sale
Conte, Andrew, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Carnegie Museum of Art plans to auction more than 185 items from its expansive decorative arts collection this month -- because the items no longer fit its mission, officials said, and not to raise money for operating costs.
The sales could raise as much as an estimated $360,000, which would be spent on acquiring better items for the collection, Chief Curator Louise Lippincott said Friday.
"All of the funds will be used for new works of art for display in the museum, and there's absolutely no exception to that rule," Lippincott said. "This is a necessary activity that will make our collection much better."
The sales will occur as renowned museums are …
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