Thursday, October 2, 2008
UNF considering agreement with MOCA Jacksonville
October 2nd, 2008
From Judy Wells and Adam Aasen, The Florida Times-Union:
The possibility of acquiring the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville was discussed at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting.
UNF President John Delaney said committee has been formed to look into MOCA Jacksonville’s collection, building and financial situation. On Thursday, the board voted to allow Delaney to continue negotiating an agreement with MOCA. He said he hopes to have a deal complete by December.
Delaney said UNF doesn’t want to change the museum or own it, but rather reach an agreement that would allow art students to take classes there and have their artwork displayed. He said UNF would possibly loan money to the museum if asked.
Delaney said MOCA approached UNF about the possible merger.