Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Russian Loan Update

Now it's just a question of timing:

"Russia gave official approval yesterday for a landmark exhibition of paintings to travel to London for display at the Royal Academy. The state culture agency ... announced that four museums had received licences to send the artworks to Britain, ending a row that had threatened to wreck the show. ... The Royal Academy now faces a race against time to open the From Russia exhibition on schedule. The first shipments of artworks originally had been due to arrive in Britain yesterday."

The scheduled opening date has been Jan. 26.