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GLASGOW ANGERS GALLERY TRUSTEES WITH OVERSEAS LOANS BID

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The trustees of Glasgow's Burrell Collection have condemned the city council's bid to permit items of the collectio...
The trustees of Glasgow's Burrell Collection have condemned the city council's bid to permit items of the collection to be lent overseas, the Herald reports (p1).

The council is legally contesting the terms of Sir William Burrell's will, so that it can release works to public galleries anywhere in the world without responsibility for 'damage, loss, injury or depreciation'.

Julian Spalding, the city's director of museums and galleries, said that the famous collector's mistrust of overseas loans was based on the risk of wartime and sea travel before safe air transit.

But Burrell trustee Peter Wordie said: 'I can't see anyone ever gifting anything to Glasgow museums ever again'. A hearing will be held on June 2.
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