Monday, September 13, 2010
The committee that designates the Unesco World Heritage sites has recently named an additional 21 places to the existing 890 locations on the list. These areas are considered to have "outstanding universal value" and are nominated based on specific criteria, which include representations of "a masterpiece of human creative genius."
So why hasn't the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion made it onto this list? Not only does the Barnes house an unparalelled collection of impressionist art, but the way that Dr. Albert Barnes displayed his collection throughout the original building shows true creative genius. It is unbelievable that the Barnes in Merion has yet to be recognized by Unesco, especially now that the move to the Parkway is threatening its future.
Join the cause to keep the Barnes in Lower Merion by signing our petition!