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Judge Says Students, Staff Can Block Corcoran Partition

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The Corcoran Gallery is the oldest private art museum in Washington.

A District of Columbia judge has ruled that only a select group of people have the right to intervene and argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college.

The judge says only seven current students and two current faculty and staff members have the right to intervene because they could possibly be harmed by the merger. The group will be able to present arguments on the Corcoran's future. The larger group, Save the Corcoran, will not be allowed to intervene in the case.

The Corcoran's board is seeking to merge the museum and its college with George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art after years of financial shortfalls and daunting renovation needs.

Save the Corcoran wants to stop the merger, saying the museum has been badly mismanaged and could survive as an independent entity with better fundraising and management.

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