Wellesley College…Calling “Cash in the Attic??”

Wellesley College

Wellesley College

While now might be a good time for Wellesley College to enlist the services of the BBC hit show “Cash in the Attic,” the show that helps you find hidden treasures in the attic, or the museum as they case may be, it appears that the Davis Museum is making adjustments to its policies and procedures to “enhance controls regarding museum operations on a defined timeline.”

Wellesley College President H. Kim Bottomly asserts that Wellesley has taken strong measures to prevent a situation similar to that involving a Fernand Leger painting which was revealed recently to have “gone missing,” from ever happening again.

The investigation continues into determining what exactly happened to the priceless painting which may have been tossed out in the trash.  An outside firm is assessing Wellesley’s procedures and controls, and will be responsible for making recommendations to ensure that a repeat performance won’t be happening.

The College has already collected a payout from Traveler’s Insurance.

Donors who have made previous donations of art to the school have not yet (*as of press time) been contacted by Wellesley College to assure them of the safety and location of their donations.

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For information:

artdaily.org:  “Davis Museum Releases Statement”

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=25789

WickedLocal.com: Elena Zak:

http://blogs.townonline.com/wellesley/?p=6932

Boston Globe, Geoff Edgers:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/08/28/wellesley_vows_to_better_protect_art/

Fox News:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,412544,00.html

New York Times, Julie Bloom:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/29/arts/29arts-LGERPAINTING_BRF.html?ref=arts

Photo courtesy of: Jared and Corin

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