Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"Institutions of every stripe are scrambling for survival in a recession draining them dry of funds"

The Toronto Star had a piece this weekend on the deaccessioning debate. I'm quoted as follows:

"So an argument exists against an art-for-art, AMMD-approved, deaccessioning-only model. Why can there never be any other 'use of proceeds,' wonders New York lawyer Donn Zaretsky, 'no matter how important to an institution's mission?' So here's the question: Might the sale of some lesser pieces by the Toronto school board help pave the way for the next Alex Baumann, who could train in the board's revitalized swimming pools."

I'm also included in this round-up by Kelly Heyboer of the Newark Star-Ledger.