If all goes according to plan, I’ll have a soundbite on New York Public Radio (WNYC) on this evening’s “All Things Considered” and/or tomorrow’s “Morning Edition,” regarding the NY State Board of Regents landmark deaccession regulations. Here’s a link to producer Abbie Fentress Swanson‘s written story (which quotes me). I’ll embed the audio here, if/when it’s available online.
In catching up with today’s news (which I wrote about here), the NY Times‘ Robin Pogrebin got it wrong: She quoted “Assemblyman Richard Brodsky.” But the author of the Brodsky Bill to regulate museum deaccessions is, in fact, no longer an Assemblyman, having run and lost last year for the State Attorney General’s post. (The Brodsky Bill is now the Englebright Bill, which I also linked to in my last post).
Here’s Brodsky’s statement on the new Board of Regents regulations, calling their passage “an extraordinary moment in the cultural history of the state.”
What I was hoping Robin would do is call some New York museum directors for their reactions to the new rules. I expect some support, some ambivalence, and maybe some hostility from those who reflexively resist regulation.
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