Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Once it's accessioned into the collection, it cannot be deaccessioned unless it does not fit the museum's defined mission" (UPDATED)

Art in America's Stephanie Cash interviews NY Assemblyman Richard Brodsky about the Brodsky Bill.

UPDATE: Picking up on Brodsky's remark that "if we don't do this, there will be institutions that cannibalize their collections in order to stay open, and you'll end up with paintings being sold to keep the doors open, and eventually institutions with open doors and no paintings," the Deaccessioning Blog says: "I suppose Mr. Brodsky would rather have paintings sitting in open air and beneath falling rain due to a forced eviction."