Viktor Schreckengost Museum Opening Delayed Amid Allegations of Misconduct (Updated)


Update: The Vicktor Schreckengost Museum is being delayed again. Where have we heard that story before? Oh, that's right.

What was supposed to be a Spring 2011 launch got pushed back after what sources told us was some hinky conduct by its former director. The reasons this time around are much less sinister and more practical: they don't have any money.

The AP reports:

The new foundation backing the museum didn't achieve nonprofit status in time for the scheduled opening, and didn't have its first official meeting until December, Edward "Ned" Hill, dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College at Cleveland State University and president of the board, told The Plain Dealer.

The foundation has no cash but is laying plans to add more board members, create a clear mission, start raising money and hire museum staff, Hill said. The foundation has a lease on gallery space in an early 20th-century factory turned into an office and loft building.

"It's way too premature to say whether an exhibit is in the offing," Hill said. "Step one is to make sure we have a viable organization."


The planned opening of the Viktor Schreckengost Museum has been pushed back once again — this time amid hints of misconduct by its former director.

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