Letter from ArtWatch UK (PAP 50)
We write in support of the submission made to
you today by Dr Selby Whittingham of Donor Watch. I enclose,
for your interest, a copy of our Newsletter 9 to which
Dr Whittingham refers. His article appears on page 3.
May I also refer you to our own comments (pages
two and seven) on shortcomings of the present system of trustee
selection for museums and galleries. We are concerned that trustees
frequently fail to protect works of art from needless and injurious
More recently, we have also become concerned
that trustees are sometimes party to denials of access to records
of treatment carried out in galleries and museums. We discuss
this matter in our current Newsletter 15 (pages 3 and 4),
a copy of which I also enclose for your interest.