Friday, 27 March 2015

Sell, don't Sell

Northampton's disgraceful
deaccession (wikipedia)

While over in America, many dealers and collectors are supporting the smugglers and others are suggesting Italian museums should sell off some of their holdings to collectors, a call to sanity is coming from Britain:
A UK-wide group of museum sector bodies has released a joint statement saying they will seek not to work with museums whose governing bodies sell items from their collections in contravention of the Museums Association’s (MA) Code of Ethics and the Accreditation Standard. [...]  Joint statement on unethical disposal from museum collections (pdf)

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