“Art often gets taken down when the school is painted and they don’t get put up again. So many valuable and important works were forgotten in boiler rooms, locked closets, bicycle rooms,” Bernhardt-Hidvegi said.
“We went through every building, every classroom, every basement, every boiler room, every closet, and under every stage” in Philadelphia’s schools and about 200 of the most significant pieces were moved to storage, Paquin said. —Art Treasures in Philly Schools (WPVI-TV)
These finds are worth $20 to $30 million dollars, according to the article. Wow!
One never knows what one will find in an attic, as some student reporters learned at Seton Hill a few months ago…