SAVE THE BUTLER COLLECTION
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The Butler Family Collection is the world's most important collection of 17th Century Chinese Porcelain. It was built up over 50 years by Sir Michael Butler, a senior diplomat, who gave it to his 4 children. On 20th July, 2016 the High Court ruled that his 2 eldest children, Caroline and James Butler, have the right to remove 250 pieces from the purpose built museum thus destroying the collection. The collection is internationally famous and draws scholars, students and art lovers from around the world. If the 2 elder siblings can be persuaded to let the Art Fund or another entity buy them out, the two younger siblings, Katharine and Charles, have pledged to put their shares into a charitable foundation or other structure which preserves and endows the collection. We are petitioning the Art Fund and Caroline and James Butler to make this happen and save the collection for Britain
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