Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Maeda discussed selling some of RISD Museum collection

With RISD hurting financially, the Associated Press reported Aug. 18, RISD President John Maeda “entertained a discussion on RISD's internal blog about the museum selling off part of its collection to raise funds. Though he wrote that parting with art would be a ‘terrible thing to do,’ he also suggested a public forum on the topic.”

The Providence Journal reports today that “Maeda put to rest any discussion of selling part of the museum’s collection to raise money. ‘Think about the donors. That’s a public trust they put in us to take care of in perpetuity. It’s unthinkable.’"

Aug. 3, 2009: RISD Museum director resigns.

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