Maryland Art Museum Saves Collection from Water Damage

November 29, 2007

Workers are mopping up after an equipment malfunction at a Salisbury, Md. art museum required the entire collection to be moved.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art was emptied after employees discovered standing water from a failed valve on Monday morning. 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.

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