• Berkshire Eagle: Attorney general joins call for Berkshire Museum to halt art sale

    by  • October 31, 2017 • News

    October 30, 2017

    Attorney general joins call for Berkshire Museum to halt art sale

    By Larry Parnass, lparnass@berkshireeagle.com
    PITTSFIELD — A filing Monday by the state attorney general tips the odds towards those seeking to halt the Berkshire Museum’s sale of art, less than two weeks ahead of a multi-million dollar auction.

    But it will be up to a Berkshire Superior Court judge to decide whether to stop the sales, after considering arguments Wednesday morning and a growing body of legal arguments in two separate lawsuits. (Read more…)

    The Attorney General’s action is crucial and most welcome.

    Monday’s response is not the attorney general’s last word on the matter, but in order to preserve the status quo, and prevent the works from leaving the country and the reach of the American court system, the office joined the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary restraining order stopping the sales. (Read more…)

    Also, on October 30, 2017, MALC published:
    Open Letter to the Berkshire Museum’s Board of Trustees

    You can read more about the lawsuits currently before the court in our October 28, 2017 post:
    Two lawsuits emerge to halt Berkshire Museum deaccession plan

    Stay tuned!

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