The board is scheduled to meet at the museum July 26 at 5:30 p.m. to vote on whether Ipson should be allowed to keep his office and continue his unpaid involvement with the museum. The unspoken question: If the board allows Ipson to stay, will Weinstein withdraw his financial support?
Weinstein isn’t saying. He told Style when reached Monday, “I have really no comment about the Holocaust Museum.”
“People that don’t know the facts figure that if Mr. Weinstein leaves and takes his money, the museum will close up,” Ipson said Monday. While Weinstein’s donations — which total several million dollars — have subsidized the museum staff’s salaries for years, Ipson says, the museum can’t continue to rely so heavily on a single donor.