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

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

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

The Berkshire Museum to sell nine more works from its collection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

Berkshire Museum art sale to go ahead

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


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


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

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

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>

Outcry after Toledo Museum of Art sells ancient Greek and Egyptian objects at auction

The Cypriot ambassador urged the museum to keep the works, while Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities demanded their return and has blacklisted the institution

Sekhemka to leave the UK as export licence deadline passes

A matching offer was not made in time to keep the Egyptian statute, controversially sold off by Northampton Museum in 2014, in the country

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'The most important Egyptian sculpture ever to come to market': UK city council risks ire by selling off £6m ancient sculpture

Northampton, which wants to raise funds for a gallery extension, is putting its museums' Arts Council accreditation at risk

Fight for Detroit’s art begins

Director of art museum in bankrupt city steels himself for long battle as price tags are put on greatest works

Comment: The immorality of using Detroit’s art to bail out bankrupt city

Even if it proves legal to sell paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, there is a moral case to consider

German museum wants to swap its Giacometti for another Giacometti

The Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg wants to sell the sculpture La Jambe—a key work in its collection—so it can purchase a painting by the artist

Artists boycott Rose Art Museum shows

Ex-director says Brandeis University “doesn’t understand” outrage over plan to sell-off $350m collection

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Eli Broad addresses the American Association of Museums: “Get art out of the basement"

The collector lectures museum professionals at their annual conference in Los Angeles

Denver Art Museum art-share deal under investigation for breaching deaccessioning guidelines

Billionaire collector was given a half share in a Charles Deas painting in exchange for funding a Thomas Eakins acquisition

Albright-Knox sells the old to pay for the new

Sotheby's is auctioning 200 antiquities and pre-Modern works worth $15m from the US museum's collection to raise funds to purchase Modern and contemporary art

MoMA's deaccessioned Picasso on show in France

Bequeathed to the museum by Nelson Rockefeller, the painting was controversially sold in 2013