- Associated Press - Sunday, June 8, 2014

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - An audit of a South Texas museum has raised troubling questions about its governance and safeguarding of art.

The audit of McAllen’s International Museum of Art and Science was requested by a city commissioner. It highlighted the failure to fix a leaky roof for 18 months that allowed water to seep through the art vault’s ceiling and onto the floor yards from a Pablo Picasso painting valued at about $1.7 million.

The Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/1hHIlcN ) the city budgeted $751,000 for the museum in the current fiscal year. The audit took issue with the museum’s board, which took over day-to-day operations after it executive director resigned.

The audit also raised ethical questions regarding a member of the board who asked staff to arrange discounts from artists doing business with the museum.


Information from: The Monitor, https://www.themonitor.com

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