Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Private Hands - Sensible Hands?

This American Public Media Marketplace report by Andrea Gardner caught my attention. It's about the LA County Museum of Art and its main benefactor, Eli Broad's plans to hold onto his collection, rather than donating it to the museum.
As they discuss in the report, this strategy might actually help museums because they don't have to pay to insure the art, and it makes it more likely that smaller, less well known institutions will have a chance to exhibit the collections through rotating exhibits.

1 comment:

Maureen Ward Doyle said...

A student in the ILEAD course I'm leading sent me an article on the Broad Museum today, also. She found it in the New York Book Review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/15/arts/design/15cont.html