Future of Centaurs
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: This report concerns the future of two marble
sculptures purchased by the council in the 1940s: Young Centaur
(tempted by love) and Old Centaur (bound by love), both probably
carved by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi in around 1755.
The Executive will be asked to consider options related to the two centaurs.
Resolved: That approval be given to accession the two Centaurs sculptures into the council’s museum collection (Option 1).
Reason: In order to resolve the issue of ownership of the sculptures and ensure that they can be put on public display for the benefit of York residents.
Report author: Charlie Croft
Publication date: 30/08/2019
Date of decision: 29/08/2019
Decided at meeting: 29/08/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 03/09/2019