Monday, March 29, 2010

Maxwell Anderson: Deaccessioning Without Putting Your Mission up for Sale

Maxwell Anderson, the Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, writes on Art:21 Blog on the state of deaccessioning today:

Disobedience in the act of deaccessioning today is as rampant as it was with regard to the 18th-century example of the Dodo—except that the untoward behavior of our time is not in service of preserving and protecting collections, but in service of monetizing them.

FYI: This is part of Art:21's "Should Art Be Ethical?" series.

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