Delaware Museum Loses Accreditation

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Delaware Museum Loses Accreditation

June 23, 2014

"WILMINGTON, Del. --The Delaware Art Museum lost its accreditation and its ability to receive loaned works from many museums Wednesday, one day after the museum sold one of its most famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings to help pay its bills.

A committee of the American Alliance of Museums, a national museum advocacy organization, voted unanimously Wednesday to remove the Delaware museum's accreditation.... The Delaware Art Museum's first painting up for auction, William Holman Hunt's Isabella and the Pot of Basil, sold for $4.25 million in London Tuesday, a record for a Holman Hunt work but far short of Christie's low estimate of $8.4 million."

To read the full article in USA Today by Margie Fishman, click here.

Isabella and the Pot of Basil
by William Holman Hunt