In Substantial Shift, Museum Industry Group Pushes Directors to Break the Rules to Survive

ARTnews
April 16, 2020

Nicholas O'Donnell was quoted in the article "In Substantial Shift, Museum Industry Group Pushes Directors to Break the Rules to Survive," published by ARTnews on April 16, 2020.

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), which has about 240 members, said on Thursday that, for the next two years, it will not censure or sanction museums that engage in some activities typically prohibited by its policies, including using income from restricted funds for general operating expenses. "This is a very substantial shift,” said Nick, of the relaxing of deaccessioning requirements. "It’s nice to see the AAMD be timely in response to the reality of what’s going on."

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