The best way to diversify a museum’s collection is by any means necessary. But an easy way is to sell overvalued art and buy undervalued art. Or at least it would be easy, if the art world establishment permitted it. The art world euphemism for museums selling art is “deaccessioning.” According to the Association of […]
The BMA plans to sell three works by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol. It will funnel $10 million of the proceeds into a fund to acquire works by women and artists of color.
The Guggenheim recently repurposed the term, “decommissioning,” to designate works in its permanent collection that it has “deemed to be non-viable.”
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.