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Policy on Information Collection

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If you have questions about our privacy policy or your information, please contact the museum at 803-343-2198.

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Revisions to the Privacy Policy

The privacy policy may be revised at any time. We may revise the policy in response to changes in the law or other factors. We encourage website users to periodically visit this page to review the most current policy.

Legal Notice: S.C. Abandoned Cultural Property Act

In accordance with the S.C. Abandoned Cultural Property Act & unable to contact the original lenders, the Columbia Museum of Art herewith claims title to the following objects: 

Architectural model of façade (H9.25”xW38”); Sculpture, man w/ palm leaf (H13”xW5”); Stone fragment (L8.5” x W2”); wooden Temple Ramma (H10.75”xW43.25”); Clay pot w/ chipped rim; Blue Russell Wright dinner plate; Ambrotype of girl w/flower crown; Bronze coin (D1.25”); Bronze coin (D1 13/16”); Black and gold coffee pot w/Asian figures (H7” x W5”); Oval straw basket w/lid (10.5” x 8.5”); Carved wood fragment w/ geometric pattern  (8 “x 4 “); plate, Oriental figures in a landscape; Stone tablet w/ incised Oriental lettering (18.5” x 12” x 2”); necklace w/ stone beads; Medallion w/ man's profile, signed Darca 1878 (D6.75”); Sculpture of James F. Byrnes (H14.25” xW 9.5”); Black scarf or boa w/silver buckles(L108”); Coral Russel Wright pitcher (H10.74”); Candleholders of classical female figures(H 14 7/16”); canvas print, Llama Temple, City of Peking (H15.75”xW 11.5”); Pastel & marker painting w/ stick-on letters; Clear glass lamp chimney (H21” x W8.5”); 4 green Dallas Ware custard cups (H2.25” x D4”); 4 green Dallas Ware bowls (1.5” x 5 13/16”); Eugene Higgins, Pioneers Resting, 1938, etching (H14”xW18” mat); Otto Kuhler, Hiawatha at Night, 1935, etching (H14”xW15” mat); unknown artist, Westminster Abbey, lithograph (H13.5”xW10.5” mat); Red & white framed handkerchief of portraits; Joseph and Albert Savory  c.1840 silver coffeepot, teapot, cream pitcher and sugar bowl; Silver ladle w/case w/ initials "MNN” (2 x 8.5 x 2.75 ladle); Westclox pocket watch; Set of 4 1936 Half Dollars in Cases; Brown display cloth; Green display cloth; Red velvet sofa w/ wrap arms & craved wooded floral wreaths (H36”x W66”x D25.5”); Augusto Rivalta, Ivan Mazeppa, c.1909, bronze; J. M. Stevens, Sebastian (H34” x W26” mat); Periodical, "Tres Parisien," Numero 6, 1926, 6e Anneé; Unknown artist, oil on canvas, large blue painting w/white border; Blondelle Malone, Trees, oil on canvas; M. DeForest Bolmer, Mist Lifting Over the Lochs of Scotland, oil on canvas; Blondelle Malone, Memorial Garden, oil on canvas; M. Hudson, abstract metal sculpture (H55”); Wooden chest w/four drawers (H33”xW46”); Unknown artist, Untilted oil on canvas (H46.25” x W53.5”)

All of the items listed herein were deposited by unknown donors over ten years ago. If proof of claim is not presented in writing by the lender, their heirs, or assignees to the Columbia Museum of Art, & if the owner’s right to receive the property is not established to the Columbia Museum of Art’s satisfaction within 120 days from the date of this notice, the property is considered abandoned & becomes the property the Columbia Museum of Art. Contact Amber Waterstradt, Columbia Museum of Art, P.O. Box 2068, Columbia, SC 29202, 803-343-2154.