Saturday, May 21, 2011

"What curator worth his or her salt couldn't come up with a plausible argument that the deaccession of any item or group of items would not refine a collection?"

Amy Goldrich on the new deaccessioning rules:

"[A]lthough the new rules appear to require a more carefully justified decision to deaccession, at least one criterion -- accomplishing refinement of collections - could end up being a virtual 'get out of jail free' card."