Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"All or nothing, that seems to be the ethical landscape"

Derek Fincham had the same reaction I had to the Rose news: "the deaccessioning hurdles may perversely make it more feasible for an institution in financial or other difficulty to completely shut down, rather than sell parts of a collection."

As if on cue, Tyler Green then shows up to inform us that "selling some of the Rose Art Museum's art collection is not an improvement."

As Derek says, all or nothing.