- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa’s Museum of Art staff members will move back into their old offices in the nearly half-century-old riverside building that was flooded in 2008. But the university’s art collection will not be following.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (https://icp-c.com/1nFmi9P ) that the museum staff and studio arts programs will be moving back to campus starting in May.

The old museum building was not damaged enough by the flood to warrant demolition. But insurance companies refuse to cover any artwork in the flood-prone structure.

Museum director Sean O’Harrow says the administration is considering several on-campus options for a new museum facility. Meanwhile, staff will be working to bring more of the university’s 14,000-piece art collection back to campus - but in places other than the old museum.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/

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