ARTnews Details Notable Deaccessioning Plans of the Past 50 Years #ArtTuesday
Fascinating look at deaccessioning history from ARTnews in light of current deaccessioning:
There are no official laws guiding deaccessions in the United States, but most museum officials adhere to guidelines set in place by industry groups like the Association of Art Museum Directors, which has recently relaxed its rules in order to alleviate the economic strain of the pandemic on institutions. Yet even though the AAMD’s leadership has made it clear that deaccessioning could be necessary under certain circumstances, some continue to say the practice is unethical and wrong.
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