Eine selbst für die USA ungewöhnliche Museums-Verscherbelung


“In recent weeks, however, the oldest museum in Pittsfield, the Berkshires’ largest town, has divided the local community, prompted an investigation by the Massachusetts attorney general, and placed this bucolic county at the center of a firestorm.
The cause is the announcement, back in July, that the Berkshire Museum’s trustees had voted to consign, or “deaccession,” forty of its most valuable art works. Starting in November, Sotheby’s will sell these masterpieces off to the highest bidder, with no real hope that any of them will return to the Berkshires.”

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