In the public statement with regard to the Fogg Art Museum which appeared in the Graduates' Magazine, two members of the Corporation suggest that it will probably not prove desirable to transfer Harvard's valuable collections of engravings from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to the newly erected one here. For this, two reasons are assigned: first, that the engravings are of most use where they are now; and second, that their accommodation in the Fogg Museum would necessitate the sacrifice of too much of the very limited space at disposal in that building. The strength of the first argument might well be doubted, as indeed might that of the second in view of Harvard's small possessions in the shape of works of art. But there is sufficient truth in the assertion of lack of space to force on our attention once more the deplorable failure of the Fogg Museum to serve the ends for which its donor intended it. "The collection and exhibition of works of art of every description," for which by the terms of the bequest the museum is to be used, will be forever impossible in the dwarfed structure which has so disappointed the hopes of Harvard men. To them, the gain which will doubtless accrue to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts will be meagre consolation; but they will have no other. Harvard has been sacrificed to Boston.
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