Rich Man/Poor Man? The Berkshire Museum And Why Deaccessioning Is So Frustrating

Rich Man/Poor Man?  The Berkshire Museum And Why Deaccessioning Is So Frustrating

Two wonderful museums recently announced plans to sell major works of art.  In one case, some 40 paintings, American masterpieces among them, will be sold at auction.  In another, more than 400 photographs will also be sold. The former case has prompted a nationwide outcry, the latter…effectively nothing.

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How To Make The Most Of Museum Deaccessions: Three Art Consultants Weigh In

How To Make The Most Of Museum Deaccessions: Three Art Consultants Weigh In

Collectors and museums interact in myriad ways, some more obvious than others. Institutions may be where collectors receive their first aesthetic educations, and collectors’ names often accompany the wall text as the donors of the pieces on view. Sitting on museum boards, collectors often guide major institutions, support them financially, and help plan annual benefits.

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Phillips Raises Buyer’s Premium Following Changes At Sotheby’s And Christie’s

Phillips Raises Buyer’s Premium Following Changes At Sotheby’s And Christie’s

The new rates apply to all sales categories and follow rises recently announced by both Sotheby’s and Christie’s. The amended fees structure broadly mirrors Christie’s new charges in particular, with the only difference being the level at which 25% threshold applies (up to £180,000 at Phillips but up to £175,000 at Christie’s).

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