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Brooklyn Museum to Sell 12 Works as Pandemic Changes the Rules

Category: Collections Stewardship

The Brooklyn Museum is using the proceeds from the sale for “direct care” including cleaning and transporting art, and to cover a portion of the salary of collections staff, including registrars, curators, conservators and collection managers.

“What’s more core, having an appropriately sized conservation team or works that don’t see the light of day in a collection?”

Anne Pasternak, Director, Brooklyn Museum

It is the kind of sale that once would have engendered criticism, perhaps even sanctions: The Brooklyn Museum is putting 12 works up for auction at Christie's next month - including paintings by Cranach, Courbet and Corot - to raise funds for the care of its collection.

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