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Too Good to be True? Gifts of Tangibles – Do’s, Don’ts and Dilemmas

Nancy Dempze, Charles Fayerweather, Joan Garrity Flynn, Art Page


Hemenway & Barnes hosted a luncheon discussion addressing the issues surrounding accepting gifts of tangible objects, including fine art, important papers and collectibles. Guests were representatives from nonprofit organizations, including museums, healthcare, and educational institutions. Keynote speaker was Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., J.D., PhD, Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museums.

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