HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today issued the following statement regarding Montgomery County Orphans' Court Judge Stanley Ott's decision to allow the Barnes Foundation to move its art collection from Merion to a new museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. "I applaud Judge Ott's decision to allow this priceless art collection to be moved from its current home to downtown Philadelphia. The relocation will make it accessible to the thousands of people who visit downtown Philadelphia each day, and increase exposure to the amazing collection, which along with its educational value, was the intention of Dr. Barnes. "Today's decision will pave the way for an exciting new future for the Barnes Foundation, and create an invaluable, new addition to downtown Philadelphia. I look forward to making this goal a reality." CONTACT: Kate Philips of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, +1-717-783-1116.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor