A.R. Mitchell Museum Closed to the Public for the Summer

Press Release.

For over forty years the A.R. Mitchell Museum has provided the Trinidad community with an important artistic and historical cultural asset. The A.R. Mitchell Museum board of directors would like to humbly thank the entire community, past board members, directors, donors, patrons, and the countless volunteers who have made the museum’s success possible. The board of directors has decided to take on the critical process of self-assessment
as an organization as well as the professional process of cataloging and assessing the Arthur Roy Mitchell art collection and its artistic preservation and restoration needs. To be able to take on this process fully, the museum will be closed to the public instead of being open this summer as usual. Here is how you can help. If you or a family member have documentation of items that are currently on loan to the museum, please contact us, as we are taking an inventory of items in our possession.

If you have items in your possession that are the property of the A.R. Mitchell Museum, please contact us to make arrangements to return them within the next 45 days. Our assessment, inventory, and restoration of current items will allow the museum to raise its level of professionalism so that we may be able to access funding that is not currently available to us. The future success of the A.R. Mitchell Museum requires significant financial resources as well as professional leadership. The board of directors realizes that our community of Trinidad, surrounding areas, and southern Colorado value our contribution to the culture, art, and history of this area, and the board of directors is committed to our duty as stewards of this incredible art collection.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to facilitate this process, please contact us or visit our website to donate online at: www.armitchellmuseum.com

Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.
Graciously Yours,
The A.R. Mitchell Museum Board of Directors

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