. . . the more it seems to me that the whole thing is just a way to get around the prissy fatwa against deaccessioning. Geoff Edgers has a preview up of his story in tomorrow's Boston Globe, which includes the following:
"Brandeis provost Marty Krauss also shed new light on the reasoning behind the closure, which is scheduled for late summer. In an interview, she said the university felt it could not operate a museum which is expected to abide by a code of ethics limiting the reasons it can sell off portions of its collection, and then sell art to pay for needs other than the museum. Closing the 48-year-old museum entirely would provide the university more freedom, Krauss said."