Library official resigning after missing art controversy

AP News
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 4:05 PM

BOSTON (AP) — The chairman of the Boston Public Library Board of Trustees has announced his resignation following a controversy over valuable art that went missing but was later found misplaced at the library.

The library released a statement Thursday saying Jeffrey Rudman will resign as Board of Trustees chairman July 3, the same day library President Amy Ryan is resigning following the same controversy.

A spokeswoman for Walsh says the mayor told Rudman during a meeting Thursday morning that he wanted the library to go in a different direction, and Rudman submitted his resignation. The mayor's office declined to comment on whether Walsh asked Rudman to resign.

A 1634 Rembrandt etching and 1504 Durer engraving disappeared last month, prompting calls for better security. They were found last week misfiled at the library.