Museum-Union Station Split Could Affect Artifacts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A collection of tens of thousands of papers, photographs and other objects faces an uncertain future if the Kansas City Museum split from Union Station.
Martha Lally, chairwoman of the Kansas City Museum Advisory Board and a proponent of separating the two institutions, says Union Station claims some of the exhibits and the museum claims others.
The Kansas City Star reports the idea of severing the contract with Union Station came to a head last month when Union Station fired Christopher Leitch, on-site director of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall since 2006.
Union Station CEO George Guastello says Union Station is willing to discuss a city proposal to assume daily operations and programming at the museum, but he says ownership of the collections is not negotiable.