Museums News 'Rebel' Museums Face Funding Blacklist March 30, 2015April 10, 2017 Chelsea Levine 3 Comments Blacklist, Code of Ethics, deaccession, deaccessioning, ethics, funding, Museums Association
3 thoughts on “'Rebel' Museums Face Funding Blacklist”
I think museums are between a rock and a hard place in situations like these. The museums only can receive so much through funding, and with hours being cut and admission prices going up, less and less people are able to appreciate the pieces that they have up for show in the first place. I feel that if the pieces were given to the museum without a stipulation to never sell the piece it shouldn’t get them in trouble with the associations who are expelling these museums.
Here is another case of “money” over ethics and doing the right thing. There are many ways of being able to raise money or ask for assistance to get yourself out of a financial crisis. When as mentioned in the article, when items are sold they cause a ” breach of trust with the public, supporters of museums and donors who have entrusted items to museums for perpetuity.”
do they not care about their audience, supporters and donors?
The MA tightening up their ethical code was the right thing to do.
I can understand the reasoning behind selling off some of the art work but there are ethic codes in place. I am sure there are other ways to come up with funding like fundraisers, etc. I don’t think breaking the code of ethics here is worth losing funding.