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Pandemic Prompts Museum To Sell Art

The Brooklyn Museum is putting 12 works up for auction at Christie’s next month to raise funds for the care of its collection, a practice known as deaccessioning that "has long been taboo," according to The New York Times. But in light of the pandemic's economic impact, The Association of Art Museum Directors announced that, through April 10, 2022, it would not penalize museums that “use the proceeds from deaccessioned art to pay for expenses associated with the direct care of collections.”

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