Following up on a post from last October, Arbitrator Peter Cory handed down his decision in the Beaverbrook Arbitration, last Monday (the 26th). In simple terms, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, was awarded 85 of the 113 disputed paintings; essentially, the paintings that were given to the gallery, prior to the opening. The gallery also won remuneration for three paintings that were removed from the gallery in 1976. The art gallery was justifiably pleased with the result; however, the Beaverbrook foundation has indicated that they plan appeal the decision of the arbitrator.
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If any of you have ever visited Fredericton, NB you might be familiar with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Located across the street from the provincial legislature it is a small gallery of international repute. Over the past couple of years a dispute has arisen between the gallery and the heirs of the estate of Lord Beaverbrook – Sir Max Aitken. If you have spent any time in NB you are probably familar with the name, as much of the province is named after him. From buildings to parks, rinks and scholarships, you name it, there is a good . . . [more]
I’m starting to feel like a producer on Rocky VI with this post, but I also feel that I should follow this through to the end. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Beaverbrook foundation is indeed filing an appeal of Justice Peter Cory’s decision in the Beaverbrook Art Arbitration. The appeal is being launched under the New Brunswick Arbitration Act and will be heard by a panel of three retired judges.