Thursday, May 13, 2010

Barnes Update

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Stephan Salisbury reports that things remain on track for the Barnes Foundation's move to downtown Philadelphia. I like his hysteria-free description of what led to the move:

"In the 1990s, ... the foundation fell into serious financial difficulties and faced the possibility of closure. The Barnes board proposed a move to a more accessible and visitor-friendly location in Philadelphia as a way out of the fiscal mess. The three foundations [Annenberg, Pew, Lenfest] strongly supported the plan, and Montgomery County Orphans Court approved modification of the trust indenture to allow the change."

Gee, when you say it like that, it almost sounds kind of non-controversial, huh?