Wednesday, September 27, 2023

How much for the museum artwork?

Steven Miller on how museums are pretty much just like art galleries.

There are, essentially, no draconian outcomes for an American museum that declines to abide by museum profession deaccession recommendations. If an institution has been accredited by the American Association of Museums, the worst thing that can happen is that accreditation can be rescinded. Since offending museums will readily get back in the AAM’s good graces, this circumstance is temporary. So, how does one ask a museum to sell them a collection object?

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