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Trustees approve move of art to Philadelphia

OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — The trustees of Lincoln University voted Saturday to approve a deal with the Barnes Foundation to allow one of the world's most significant private art collections to be moved from a suburban gallery to downtown Philadelphia.

Trustees of the historically black school voted to drop opposition to a court petition from the cash-strapped foundation to move the collection to a spot near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The move is forbidden by the will left by Dr. Albert Barnes in 1951, and the foundation had filed the petition to break the will.