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Figge and Davenport Sign Contract

After years of planning, the City of Davenport and the Figge Art Museum have signed a new contract. Mayor Frank Klipsch and Museum Board President Cindy Carlson held a ceremonial signing this (mon) afternoon.
Carlson says the current agreement was set to expire in 2023, but the new agreement extends it to 2030 with automatic five-year renewals. The city's annual payment will rise from 753,000 dollars to 800,000 dollars starting in 2026.
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Carlson says the money is not city funding, but payment for services rendered, in this case for the care, preservation, and exhibition of Davenport's art collection.
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The museum was founded in 1925 when former Davenport Mayor Charles Ficke (FIK-ee) gave his collection of over 300 works of art to the City of Davenport.

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