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Detroit Institute of Arts declines Detroit bankruptcy objection filing

A detail of the facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts is seen in Detroit, Michigan June 2, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
A detail of the facade of the Detroit Institute of Arts is seen in Detroit, Michigan June 2, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The Detroit Institute of Arts has decided not to file an objection to Detroit’s eligibility for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Monday was the deadline for such a filing and over 100 creditors and others filed their objections.  DIA leaders say they will fight any move to sell the museum's art by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr in court.

The museum’s city-owned collection remains vulnerable to sale, however Orr has not yet proposed including the art in his reorganization plan for the city’s finances.

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