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Nelson-Atkins will display Naismith's original basketball rules

The new owners of James Naismith's original rules of basketball are meeting with the media to discuss a new display at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

David Booth and his wife, Suzanne, purchased the rules in December at a Sotheby's auction for $4.3 million. David Booth said at the time his intent was to have them on permanent display at his alma mater, the University of Kansas.

But first they will be at the Kansas City museum, where they will be displayed from Saturday through May 29.

The Booths were scheduled to be at the museum this afternoon to discuss the exhibit and the preservation of the documents.

Admission to the museum and exhibit is free.

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