December 5, 2019
Museum Confidential Museums acquire. They keep. They care for their objects. And it always causes a bit of a stir when a Museum decides to sell something from its collection. In May of 2018, at Christie’s in Hong Kong, an 18th century Chinese vase owned by Philbrook Museum of Art sold for $14.5 million. On this episode we chat with Philbrook Director Scott Stulen to learn the real story behind this potentially controversial decision.
May 17, 2019
THE ART NEWSPAPER After the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s sale of its Rothko, we discuss the principles that guide deaccessioning in the US and speak to activists about the Whitney vice-chairman’s problematic link to a weapons manufacturer
Your hosts, Steve Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne October 2, 2018
Bonus Episode: Berkshire Museum Litigation Update (It’s not over!)
Mayor Linda Tyer, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and Democratic Berkshire District Attorney candidate Andrea Harrington in Pittsfield Monday. ©2018 Photo by Josh Landes/WAMC October 2, 2018
Josh Landes, WAMC Radiolab
MA Attorney General Healey Endorses Harrington, Discusses Berkshire Museum In Pittsfield
Your hosts, Steve Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne June 11, 2018
Bonus Episode: Berkshire Museum Deaccessioning Begins
Trustees of the Berkshire Museum head into their first board meeting since selling artworks at a “turning point,” having raised more than $42 million to ensure their 115-year-old institution’s survival. But big decisions lie ahead. June 6, 2018
Berkshire Museum trustees interviewed by Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle
Your hosts, Steve Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne April 18, 2018
Bonus Episode: Berkshire Museum Update, Settlement Approved
Your hosts, Steve Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne February 26, 2018
Bonus Episode: Update on the Berkshire Museum Saga – the AG and Museum Agree to Sales
After intervening in the Berkshire Museum’s planned sale of $60-million worth of art works, including paintings by Norman Rockwell, the Massachusetts Attorney General reached a settlement with the museum that allows for the potential sale of all 40 works included in the institution’s original plans. Larry Parnass of the Berkshire Eagle interviewed. Berkshire Eagle / February 13, 2018
Your hosts, Steve Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne February 12, 2018
Can a Museum Sell Your Art?: The Berkshire Museum Saga As a Cautionary Tale
Berkshire Museum Injunction Hearing, November 1, 2017 by newenglandpublicradio . Judge John Agostini of Berkshire County Superior Court in Pittsfield reserved judgment on whether to grant requests for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction that would pause the Berkshire Museum’s plan to sell 40 works from its collection.
The Artsy Podcast – No, 46 When Museums Sell Their Art, Where Should the Money Go? The Artsy Podcast
August 31, 2017
The Artsy Podcast, No. 46: When Museums Sell Their Art, Where Should the Money Go?