The New York Times, which has an odd obsession with the State legislature’s attempts to make law out of the Association of Art Museum Director’s sanctions against selling works for operating expenses, announces that the National Academy Museum is now only on double secret probation after having sold some paintings for the banned purpose:
On Oct. 4 the association’s board voted unanimously to suspend its sanctions in recognition of the academy’s actions over the last 20 months toward better financial planning and management.
“We’ve decided the National Academy has put all the steps in place that we wanted to see for it to be a healthy organization that would not contemplate deaccessioning for operating purposes in the future,” said Kaywin Feldman, president of the Association of Art Museum Directors and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. […] Even with the lifting of the sanctions, the 184-year-old academy, which also has a school, is not completely in the clear. The association’s board also voted to establish a five-year probation period during which it will review the academy’s progress, even as loans between the academy and the its members may resume.
Ms. Branagan characterized the probation as fair and appropriate. “The future for the academy is very strong, so we look forward to sharing that,” she said.
Sanctions Are Ending for Museum (New York Times)