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Philadelphia Museum Returns Most Of Maurice Sendak Collection To Ridgefield

Approximately 98 percent of the Maurice Sendak collection housed in Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library will return to Ridgefield.
Approximately 98 percent of the Maurice Sendak collection housed in Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library will return to Ridgefield. Photo Credit: File

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – About 98 percent of the Maurice Sendak collection housed in Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library will return to Ridgefield starting in October, reports Philly.com .

Trustees managing Sendak’s legacy have served notice that they are using an option in a 1969 agreement between Sendak and the Rosenbach to reclaim most of Sendak’s collection, according to the report.

The Philadelphia museum is home to about 10,000 Sendak-related items, including original drawings, manuscripts, proofs, and rare editions.

The report also states that according to his will, Sendak – who lived in Ridgefield and died in 2012 – left his collection to his foundation, which plans to create a museum and study center in Ridgefield.

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