Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wildfowl art exhibit under water

In an ironic twist, a museum in Salisbury that housed wildfowl art is suffering from standing water.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is being cleaned today after an equipment malfunction required the entire collection to find a new habitat.

From the AP:

It took more than 36 hours to transfer the collection of paintings, carvings and other pieces, but museum officials say nothing was lost.

The museum will meet with an insurance company in coming days to assess the damage and see when the museum can reopen. Interim director Lora Bottinelli says it appears the water damage caused only minor damage to the collection.

Selected works include a piece entitled "Shootin' Rig" (Rick Johannsen, Port Clinton, OH), a collection of Long Island cork decoys and interpretive wood sculptures.

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

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