and the use of the proceeds of deaccessioning
I can understand the need for deaccessioning
, but would it not make sense to discuss with living donors what their thoughts are, before the decision is made?
There seems to be a theme for the four reviews in this issue: at a time when many institutions are warehousing or deaccessioning
"good rocks" to make room for dinosaurs and push buttons, these four museums are steadfastly insisting on the value of putting fine mineral specimens on public display.
Selling off public collections is disapproved of by modern curators and a statement issued by the Museum & Art Gallery yesterday said: "The deaccessioning
of works in this way is not an approach that would be pursued today.
subsequent collection review, modification, and deaccessioning
The practice of reckless deaccessioning
seems to have gotten a big boost in the 1970s when Thomas Hoving, then director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, routinely sold important works in order to finance his habits of acquisition.
White, Note, When It's OK to Sell the Monet: A 7htstee-Fiduciary-Duty Framework for Analyzing the Deaccessioning
of Art to Meet Museum Operating Expenses, 94 MICH.
1998) "Art Museums: Collections, Deaccessioning
No one there had any recollection of the deaccessioning
I had not, at that stage, read 2020 Vision and I admit to thinking that Mr Page was perhaps `doing a Nicholson Baker' (Baker's inflammatory 1996 New Yorker article on the deaccessioning
process at the San Francisco Public Library could well have been one of the factors contributing to the forced resignation of library director Ken Dowlin earlier this year).
The current public outcry over deaccessioning
highlights the financial exigencies of art museums today, as reflected in the above hypothetical.
In the art world, museum management came under fire for a practice called deaccessioning
, the selling or trading of art works.
True, there are accepted guidelines for deaccessioning
these second- and third-tier antiquities, but the protocol is complex and immensely time-consuming.
There may be good reasons for deaccessioning
an object from a collection and transferring it elsewhere.
10) For more on the controversy over reappraisal and deaccessioning
of archival collections, see Mark A.