Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I Told You So!

Back last Fall I wrote about the loss of curatorial independence in art museums if they start to gear their exhibitions toward who can help with the expenses of the exhibition. "But no matter how the Museums insist that they maintain their curatorial independence, I think that this situation isn't good. Those who have the money, have the power to influence what is chosen and what isn't chosen. It is a slippery slope for the Museums."

The slide may have started. On J. M. Colberg's blog Conscientious he posts about a German Museum that some are calling a room for hire. Read about it here.

1 comment:

jennifer rose said...

Have museums ever really been free from someone's agenda? Think, for a moment, of the great artists whose works were commissioned by the rich and famous, the church, and the government.

Or how about this secret museum in the D.F. -- >