The Brandeis Hoot has this fascinating story:
Brandeis’ board of trustees is in discussions with Sotheby’s, the New York art auction house, in order to determine non-sale options that would generate money from The Rose Art Museum’s collection.
While members of the university administration said they did not know what these “non-sale” agreements would look like, university President Jehuda Reinharz said “some sort of leasing the art or lending it for compensation is not off the table.”
Reinharz added that while actual sale of the art has “not been taken off the table,” discussions about selling The Rose’s art have been tabled until all non-sale options have been considered.
“This is not a sale by another name,” Reinharz said. “This is our art and we are not selling our art.”
Rose Art Not for Sale, Maybe for Rent (The Hoot)