Entire Uffizi Gallery Loans Committee Quits in Protest Over Raphael Work

February 27th, 2020

A group of experts charged with evaluating works for loan at the Uffizi Gallery have quit en masse over the decision to send a Raphael work to Rome. “Keeping us busy for months drafting lists which are then ignored undermines the very existence of the committee,” reads an open resignation letter. “We think that the mass resignation of the scientific committee of Italy’s most important museum makes a rethink inevitable, and a redefinition of the role of the scientific committees in the management of autonomous museums.”

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