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Tag: Tacoma Totem Pole


Tacoma: Arts Commission to convene review panel on June 4 to contemplate totem pole

With the fate of Tacoma’s totem pole still undetermined, the city’s Arts Commission is now set to convene a “de-accession” review panel on June 4 to consider whether the aging artifact should be removed from the municipal art collection.

During the special meeting, panel members will be tasked with reviewing the city’s de-accession policy, or the formal process to remove an artwork from the city’s collection. The panel will then consider its recommendation based on health, safety and cultural considerations.

As we’ve written about here, here, here and here, two city commissions and an ad hoc

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