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A Modest Proposal for Museum Collections: Apply the principle of direct costs for deaccessioning

Category: Collections Stewardship
Some years ago, shortly before I assumed the directorship of the Ringling Museum of Art—the state art museum of Florida—the leader of the Florida Legislature declared, “I love Rubens.” The …

Why Not To Run Your Museum “More Like A Business”

Category: Financial Sustainability
This article originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Museum magazine. Many elements that make businesses successful do not work for museums. First, some relevant credentials. I …

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