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United-Museum proposal voted down

June 13, 2005

Albany - Plans to move three Albany museums to a centralized location downtown fall through. Albany Tomorrow leaders said moving the Museum of Art, Thronateeska, and the Civil Right's Movement Museum to central site would save money and boost attendance.

Each museum is set to receive about $3-millionin tax money. ATI President Tommy Chatmon said the museums could build an impressive building if they combined the money. Thronateeska and Civil Right's Museum board members agreed, but the Museum of Art board voted against it.

"My board voted to keep control over the money we've been allocated from SPLOST," said Director Aaron Berger. "We're an accredited museum and being able to maintain control over design and actually construction of our site in really important to maintaining that accreditation."

Museum of Art Director Aaron Berger said they want to move to the old mule barn on Broad Avenue downtown. They're waiting on a site study to see how much it will cost to renovate.

ATI leaders are still talking about relocating Thronateeska and the Civil Right's Museum to a central site downtown, maybe the old Belk's building downtown.

posted at 4:09PM by news@walb.com

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