The Ethics of Deaccessioning

September 13, 2018
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue
New York, NY

The Art Newspaper and Herrick's Art Law Group hosted the second event in our 2018 Art Business panel series. The discussion focused on the deaccessioning of artworks from museums and related ethical and legal implications. The panel debated whether or not permanent museum collections belonged to the public and should not be sold, or if deaccessioning can happen for the greater good. The panel also discussed the implications deaccessioning has on the art market.

Moderated by: Victoria Stapley-Brown, The Art Newspaper Deputy, Museums Editor
Panelists:

  • Lisa Dennison, Sotheby’s, EVP, Chariman, Americas
  • Adrian Ellis, AEA Consulting, Director
  • Frank Lord, Herrick, Feinstein LLP, Partner
  • Felix Salmon, Axios, Chief Financial Correspondent