Delaware Art Museum Loses Accreditation For Selling Its Art

Following the sale of William Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil to pay down debt, the American Alliance of Museums revoked DAM’s accreditation and the Association of Art Museum Directors put DAM on a blacklist for receiving loans from or collaborating on shows with other museums. All this for the sake of a painting that sold for less than half Christie’s lower pre-sale estimate.