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With little fanfare, the Atwater Kent Museum closed for a major $5.9 million renovation in January 2009, saying it would reopen in fall 2010.By Alex Lippa Close-up of plastic card in Massachusetts.
It remains closed, and officials say it probably won’t reopen until June 2012, a year and a half late.
A year is a long time for a museum to be closed. Two is an eternity. At three, they bring in the forensic unit to determine the identity of the body. Three and a half years?
“We have to get this place open,” said the museum’s new director and chief executive, Charles Croce, who signed on early this year. “We cannot continue to be out of the public eye.”
Just this past week, the Atwater Kent did, in fact, reenter the public eye.
On Thursday, the Philadelphia Museum of Art announced it had purchased Charles Willson Peale’s 1819 oil portrait of Yarrow Mamout, [...]