Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Simply irrational"

Cristina del Rivero reacts to the BBC article I mentioned earlier in the week:

"The fear among the 'anti-deaccessioning police' that without a blanket prohibition against deaccessioning museums will sell-off vast amounts of their collections is simply irrational. There is absolutely no reason why oversight, transparency and certain, limited restrictions cannot ensure that deaccessioning is carried out ethically and with the best interests of the collection, the museum and the public in mind."