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Last Call: "Selling the Museum's Collection: Is Deaccessioning Ever Appropriate?" on Monday

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM

A last reminder that on Monday, there will be a panel discusion at Columbia Law School entited "Selling the Museum's Collection: Is Deaccessioning Ever Appropriate?" From the event description:

"The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts is proud to welcome Roberta Smith, New York Times art critic, and Nicholas O'Donnell, author of "The Art Law Report" and partner at Sullivan and Worcester LLP, for a discussion of recent issues in museum collection management and the plight of the Detroit Institute of Art. Moderators will be Donn Zaretsky of John Silberman Associates P.C. and Pippa Loengard, Kernochan Center Assistant Director."

DIA was the focus of an event last night that I could not attend, but which sounded fascinating. IFAR, the International Foundation for Art Research, held and event entitled "Art for Sale? Bankruptcy and the Detroit Institute of Arts." Panelists included Graham W. J. Beal, Director, President & CEO, Detroit Institute of Arts Richard Levin, Partner & Head of Restructuring Practice, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Frank Robinson, Retired Director, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College Museum of Art, and Samuel Sachs II, President, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Former Director, Detroit Institute of Arts, Member, Board of Directors, IFAR.

I have not found any recaps, but the Association of Art Museum Directors live-tweeted the event, which can still be found on its Twitter feed (hashtag #IFARDIA). Worth a read.

See you Monday at Columbia.

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