Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Deaccessioning and Small Towns

The "paper of record" ran a story today on deaccessioning, and what one feisty individual did to show her dislike of deaccessioned artifacts.

Deaccessioning is the kind of word that makes eyes glaze over and can seem to be the preserve of dusty intellectuals and large museums. But it’s just a fancy name for the sale or giving away of art and artifacts by museums and other cultural organizations, and the dust-up here in this city of about 5,000 demonstrates that such debates occur in all kinds of places, big and small, where people feel protective about materials in their care.

Story here.

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