Thursday, June 25, 2009

"I believe it ignores the dire realities that museums like the Albany Institute of History & Art face every day"

Move over, Hugh Davies. Move over, Richard Armstrong. Here comes Christine Miles, director of the Albany Institute of History & Art, writing in opposition to the Brodsky Bill in the Albany Times Union:

"Does it make any sense to prevent the deaccessioning of works which then won’t be enjoyed by the public because the institution that houses it can’t afford to keep its doors open? I don’t think so. Yes, the public interest in making these works available to the people must be preserved, but not at the expense of the organizations who provide the stewardship necessary to do so."