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Contemporary & Historic Issues in the Art Market - No. 5

Monday 7 December 2020, 18.30-19.30
Virtual - Zoom

Contemporary & Historic Issues in the Art Market No.5

MONDAY 7th December 2020 - 6.30pm-7.30pm - On ZOOM

‘Museums and the Market: Deaccessioning in the Covid-19 and post-Covid world’

Michelangelo 'Tondo' (1504-1506), collections of The Royal Academy. Phot The Art Newspaper.

Reports that the Royal Academy was considering selling their famous Michelangelo sculpture, which has been part of their collections since 1830, in order to save 150 jobs under threat as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, raised the issue of how public museums might survive the crisis and have once again foregrounded the relationships between museums and the art market. This discussion-based seminar, the 5th in our informal occasional research seminars focused on Contemporary & Historic Issues in the Art Market, explores these complex and often contentious issues.  Open Discussion format – on the virtual ‘Zoom’ platform (details to follow); just come along and ‘discuss’ the issues - ALL WELCOME

To help the debate along, here are some resources, if you would like to read, digest and bring your reflections to the discussion.

Deaccessioning 1  deaccessioning 2  Deaccessioning 3  deaccessioning very short historical summary deaccessioning Detriot 2013

In defence of deaccessioning

Controversial deaccessions

Deaccessioning and existential crisis in museums