Deaccessioning — the permanent removal of objects and art from a museum’s collection — has been at the forefront of many discussions around public and private collections of late.
Amid Protests, Berkshire Museum Sales Bring Over $40M, and Trustees Want More
Sales of the most prized works from the museum’s collection netted over $40 million, but more will hit the auction block if the institution pursues its goal of making $55 million.
Stop Treating the Berkshire Museum as a Sacred Space for Masterpieces
Locals like me don’t visit the Berkshire Museum to look at famous paintings. Why did 40 artworks become the center of a national controversy?
Court OKs Berkshire Museum Plan to Sell Art by Calder, Bierstadt, Picabia, and Others
Today’s ruling in the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County clears the way for Sotheby’s to auction off over three dozen works from the museum’s collection.
Berkshire Museum Resolves Dispute with Norman Rockwell’s Sons, But Legal Battle Rages On
Museum leaders and the Massachusetts Attorney General reached an agreement to keep Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” on public display, but opponents of the sale are petitioning the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Opponents of Berkshire Museum Sales Protest Sotheby’s
After a judge halted the sale of works from the museum’s collection, nearly a dozen protesters gathered in front of Sotheby’s to demand the return of the deaccessioned pieces.
Last-Minute Appeal Tries to Halt Berkshire Museum Art Auction [UPDATED]
On Friday, the AG’s office filed an appeal seeking a last-minute injunction to stop Monday’s auction of works from the Berkshire Museum collection at Sotheby’s.
Judge Green-Lights Berkshire Museum’s Sale of Most Valuable Works in Collection
Today, Berkshire Superior Court Judge John Agostini ruled that the museum could auction off many of the most valuable works in its collection.
The Berserk Battle Over the Berkshire Museum and Its Art Collection
This week, the state’s attorney general called for a temporary restraining order to block Sotheby’s from selling works from the museum’s collection.