Letter: Berkshire Museum must schedule public forums

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To the editor:

A recent article in The Eagle reported about the Berkshire Museum meeting on June 7 and its decision to "take a fresh look at proposed changes outlined last summer," adding that the museum is at a "turning point" that affords it time to think and plan. I hope that involves getting more input from the community, as museum leaders have also said they want to heal the divisions that their selling of the public treasures precipitated.

My understanding is the museum is a public nonprofit institution that is taking care of our art, so we the people need to be heard. I know that they have said they already did this before their plan, but the situation seems to have changed and many were left out in that initial process.

Maybe something like a public forum or a community meeting needs to happen before more paintings are sold and changes to the historic building occur.

Martha Lenz,

Pittsfield





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