Letter: Museum board has undermined public trust

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To the editor:

I'm writing to express deep disappointment in the Berkshire Museum's board of trustees' decision to reboot the museum by selling off its endowments. I believe that it has undermined the public trust through its agreement to sell irreplaceable works of art to finance an endowment and to pay for renovations.

Inevitably, the board will have to be accountable to the families of the people who donated precious works of art and to the public. Their shortsighted decision will have longstanding ramifications for sustainability of the museum and will be a cultural loss to the community.

John DiTomasso,

Peru

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