Monday, April 27, 2020

"To Keep the Industry Alive, the AAMD Must Permanently Give Museums Freer Rein to Sell Work" (UPDATED)

This guy makes a very compelling case at ARTnews.

UPDATE: Brian Frye: "The jig is up, folks."

Tom Flynn: "[E]ven without the curse of coronavirus, deaccessioning was always going to be an inevitable consequence of the essentially unsustainable nature of many museum collections."

Victoria Reed: "I don't know if the AAMD stance is a turning of the tide as much as it is an acknowledgment that US museums are in really, very dire financial circumstances at the moment."