A Museum Plans To Sell 40 Paintings To Fund Its Renovations, But Here’s Why That’s A Bad Idea

Using artworks in the collection as fundraising sources a terrible message for potential art donors, not to mention the public. “One of the most fundamental and long-standing principles of the museum field is that a collection is held in the public trust and must not be treated as a disposable financial asset … Two of the works the Museum is currently planning to sell are important paintings by Norman Rockwell, given by the artist to the people of Pittsfield.”

Article source here:The Arts Journal

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