Dallas Museum’s activity increases
Dallas Museum is not at all on stand-by but it’s on a continuous growth. The institution plans future events in spite of the recent accident which almost got a famous sculpture to pieces.
Firstly they are going to organize the sale of the sixteen Romanesque Biblical manuscripts, known together as “The Idda Collection”. It will soon be placed for sale, at the Les Enluminures Gallery in New York. Between April 9 and May 2, potential buyers will have the chance to decide whether or not the masterpieces are worth the money.
Professionals know that such art work, dated between 980-1240, is not cheap at all. Their value is estimated from $180,000 to $6.5 million. What else could you expect for a tenth-century Latin Liesborn Gospel Book work in near-perfect condition?
Talking about the recent accident, on Friday morning, a construction crane fell on the roof, causing slight damage to the building but it almost hit a sculpture by Mark Di Suvero. Fortunately, only the south end of the museum is closed for now.
A direction of the museum has changed, bringing Richard Phillips to the board of the directors of the Dallas Contemporary. Museums have begun “deaccessioning” works due to lack of funds and and debt but Dallas Museum is doing its best for staying on profit.
Taking a second look at the situation, Dallas Museum’s struggle and effort, which regard its own growth, keep the institution alive. Let’s hope their future events will gather as many people as possible.