“How Do Museums Obtain the Antiquities They Exhibit?”

As a follow-up to David Gill and Lee Rosenbaum’s recent posts on the Brooklyn Museum, here’s a perhaps slightly clearer photo of a prominently placed information panel in the galleries that explains to visitors the museum’s acquistion policy and its development over the course of the 20th century. This sort of transparency in museum practice came quite unexpected….Would it have troubled the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek so much to put one in as part of their very recent renovation?

Brooklyn Museum

Educating the public on responsible museum practice in the Brooklyn Museum. Photo: TMK, January 2008.

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