Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Permanent Collections becoming more permanent

“Permanent collections are the soul of museums...Repeated viewings of works that are constantly rearranged is their life blood and the basis of their bond with the public" says the dean of Yale's School of Art. A recent article in the New York times talks about how small and large museums are turning towards their permanent collections to create exhibitions rather than spending money on loan exhibitions. Because of the recession, art is suffering, and these are the effects of it. It's interesting to see how museums are forced to turn inwards, and see new patterns, connections and relationships within the art that museums already own. The look to the past is effecting the future in new and renovating ways.

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