Wednesday, October 8, 2008

When Art & Family Politics Don't Mix

I had just been randomly wondering what had happened to the incredible coup scored by the de Young Museum in San Francisco three years ago (see NYT), to house the largest collection of Oceanic art (4000 pieces), the Friede Collection, when, lo & behold, there is an article in Sunday's NYT answering that very question! It raises all sorts of questions about private collections, public ownership/viewing, repatriation of art & artifacts, about scholarship, and who has what rights. Be sure to read these two articles linked here for another look in what families keep in their closets.

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