Letter: Museum debate doesn't include common folks

To the editor:

I am struck by how many non-Pittsfield residents have commented on the deaccession of the Berkshire Museum's artworks.

We hear from wealthy, knowledgeable people, some academic, some tourists, and people in high places in the museum world around the country, and they always focus on the sale of the artworks. But the people who would benefit from a change in the museum — the population of Pittsfield and its children, as well as educational institutions — are the people who have no voice. They are simple people who do not really understand the tempest in a teapot as they are focused on finding a job and making sure their children have a good education and prospect for a better future. Sad!

Isabelle Kaplan,



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