Posted in July 2010

Museums, Missions, and Qualified Board Members

The cash-strapped [U.S.] National Academy sold two paintings to cover its operating expenses. That’s a no-no in the museum world. If they sold a painting every time they ran into difficulty, they’d have no collection left. More significantly, it’s completely antithetical to their missions. Museums are established to collect paintings (and other valuable objects), document … Continue reading