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Museums

Rio’s Museum of Modern Art finally sells Pollock for around $13m

For a struggling institution, the price is short of earlier estimates

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Deaccessioning

Revealed: marquess of Northampton tried to buy Sekhemka statue before it was controversially sold off by UK museum

Ancient Egyptian sculpture was almost bought by the 7th marquess, whose predecessor donated it to the local museum in the 19th century

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Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum to sell nine more works from its collection

The institution failed to meet its $55m target at last month's auctions

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Museums

Marc Chagall’s Eiffel Tower goes back on the walls after deaccessioning threat

After facing controversy for attempting to sell the work to fund another acquisition, the National Gallery of Canada will return the Modernist painting to public view

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Museums

Baltimore museum sells blue-chip art to buy works by minority artists

Five works made around $18m (with fees) at auctions at Sotheby’s New York on 19 May, and two were bought for undisclosed sums in private sales

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Acquisitions

American University Museum gets 9,000 works from Corcoran Gallery of Art’s collection

The defunct museum has given the last of its 20,000 works to 22 institutions in Washington, DC

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Deaccessioning

Anonymous donor steps in to pay hefty penalty for the National Gallery of Canada’s botched Chagall sale

The rushed deaccessioning—to fund the acquisition of another work from neighbouring Quebec—raised a storm of criticism

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Acquisitions

George Lucas gives Rockwell fans new hope with acquisition of Shuffleton’s Barbershop

The work will first goes on loan in Massachusetts and possibly elsewhere

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Museums

Supreme Court Justice greenlights Berkshire Museum’s art sale

The institution can now go ahead with plans to auction works from its collection to raise up to $55m for a renovation

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Museums

Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro to sell Brazil’s only Pollock on public view

The museum says the move is necessary for its long-term survival, while others protest the decision as “absurd”

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Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Museum and Massachusetts Attorney General reach deal to allow sale of works

If approved by the court, Rockwell's Shuffleton’s Barbershop will be bought by an unnamed US museum, and the other works sold in stages

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Deaccessioning

Auction houses must share the blame for university sell-offs

Christie's sale of 46 works from La Salle collection will diminish the museum and its academic programme

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Museums

Massachusetts Attorney General asks for short extension of injunction against Berkshire Museum sale

The state’s investigation into the board’s controversial deaccessioning plan could be wrapping up within a week

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Museums

La Salle sell-off plan rebuked by professional museum and curator groups

Controversy prompts debate about the governance and ethics of university art museums

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Deaccessioning

Berkshire Museum art sale to go ahead

A judge in Massachusetts has denied two motions to block next week’s auctions of deaccessioned works

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Museums

Massachusetts Attorney General supports request for restraining order against Berkshire Museum

A court will decide this week whether to temporarily halt the sale of 40 works at Sotheby’s

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Art law

Norman Rockwell’s sons file temporary restraining order in Massachusetts court

Two works by their father are among 40 that were due to be sold by the Berkshire Museum

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Museums

Berkshire Museum courts censure from museums groups with plan to sell 40 works

Among the objects to be auctioned for the endowment and refurbishment are two paintings by Norman Rockwell

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MoMA turns to Paris dealer to sell deaccessioned Dubuffet

Painting is one of two works from the New York museum that Applicat-Prazan will take to major fairs<br>