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Committee Shares Vision for UI Museum of Art; Search Under Way for Director

IOWA CITY, IA.- Replacing the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) must be a top priority so the entire permanent art collection can return to the UI, according to a report by the UI Museum of Art Envisioning Committee. The report also recommends that the new museum enhance the UI’s academic and research mission by making its collection and expertise accessible to faculty and students across the disciplines, as well as to Iowans. President Sally Mason, who requested the report, said she would carefully review the recommendations before determining next steps. The report is available online at Meanwhile, a national search is under way for a Museum of Art director who will help plan and begin major fundraising for the new facility. “The envisioning