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Santa Fe considers lending former college’s art collection

December 11, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is considering lending out a collection of art and multimedia assets that once belonged to the College of Santa Fe.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the city Public Works Committee approved Monday the proposed loan program that would allow the collection to be loaned to public or private nonprofit entities as a means of providing for “responsible stewardship of a significant financial and community asset.”

The collection valued in the millions of dollars includes rare books, recordings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, oil paintings and ancient ceramics.

According to a city memo, the collection is intended to be used in an educational setting.

The city Finance Committee is expected to consider the proposal later this month. The city council is scheduled to hear it in January.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com

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