Business Insider | Simon Thomsen
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A last-minute $250,000 donation from an anonymous Victorian couple has saved the 104-year-old Castlemaine Art Museum from closure next week.
The 1931 art deco building in Victoria’s goldfields region houses works by Australian artists such as Arthur Streeton, and is currently displaying Patricia Piccinini’s “Graham”, the sculpture commissioned by the Transport Accident Commission. Its announcement last month that it would close on August 11 until March 2019, due to “a range of financial and operational challenges”, sent shockwaves through the arts community.