Responsibility for the Kansas City Museum's Collection May Move

4 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Friday, November 22 2013 Nov 22, 2013 Friday, November 22, 2013 6:00:41 AM CST November 22, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Council is considering a proposal that would have the city take responsibility for the Kansas City Museum's collection.

Under the proposal, which was referred to a council committee Thursday, Union Station would relinquish its control of the museum's collection.

Union Station director George Guastello said the proposal is a good solution to a continuing controversy over the collection.

The Kansas City Star reported the new arrangement would take effect May 1.

The agreement does not address ownership of the museum's collection. But it would make the city responsible for storing and maintaining the collection.

The city would keep the nearly $1.4 million generated annually by a property tax to support the museum, but would pay Union Station $131,000 a year for storage space.

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