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We’re delighted to announce that twenty-four scholars have been awarded Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants in 2022.

These grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980.

The Terra Foundation prioritizes projects that interrogate and broaden definitions of American art and lends support for projects engaged in transforming or complicating how the story of American art is told. To expand histories of American art, we encourage projects that reflect a commitment to inclusive and equitable research and museum practice; generate new scholarship and interpretive frameworks; employ critical methodologies and innovative models; and/or engage diverse partners and audiences.

 

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS FOR US-BASED SCHOLARS

Doctoral Scholars

Manon Gaudet, Yale University, “Beyond Landscape: Property and the Contested Ground of North American Visual Culture, 1900-1945”

Michaela Haffner, Yale University, “The Visual Culture of Naturopathic Cures & the Fashioning of White Wellness”

Annie Ochmanek, Columbia University, “Conceptualism and the Connexionist World: The Art of Eduardo Costa, Hannah Weiner, Christine Kozlov, and Stanley Brouwn”

Constanza Robles, Boston University, “Visualizing Alliances through Art and Architecture: Pan Americanism, Hispanismo and Latin Americanism in World Fairs, 1901-1929”

Lea Stephenson, University of Delaware, “’Wonderful Things’: Egyptomania, Empire, and the Senses, 1870-1922”

Postdoctoral & Senior Scholars

Maria Elena Buszek, University of Colorado, Denver, “Art of Noise: Feminist Art and Popular Music

John J. Curley, Wake Forest University, “Critical Distance: Black American Artists in Europe 1957-1968”

Emily Voelker & Erin Hyde Nolan, UNC Greensboro and Maine College of Art, “Reading Native American Portraits in Ottoman: Global Economies of Nineteenth-century Survey Photograph”

 

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS TO THE UNITED STATES

Doctoral Scholars

Marion Belouard, University of Limoges, “Painting nature, exchanging knowledge. John James Audubon (1785-1851), a rare bird in Atlantic history?”

Cora Chalaby, University College London, “Control Systems: Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Alma Thomas, and Howardena Pindell’s Orderly Abstractions”

Clara Johanna Lauffer, Central Institute for Art History, Munich, “Rewriting the ‘pictures generation’: the production of white masculinity in appropriation art”

Mylène Palluel, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, “The ‘Longue durée’ paradigm in 1960s American art and social sciences. Case studies in Minimal Art, Conceptual Art and Land Art”

Mona Schubert, University of Cologne, “Photographic Media at documenta in the 1970s and the US-American Art Scene”

Clara Royer, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, “Slow-Scan: the (geo)political turn of media arts (1960-1990)”

Yana Shtilman, Université de Paris, “Public image, private lives: Creating the image of the “New Negro” woman in the Harlem Renaissance (1920-1943)”

Achang Su, China Academy of Art, “The Identity Issues and Abstract Transformation in the works of Modern Chinese-American Artist George Chann from 1950s to 1960s”

Postdoctoral & Senior Scholars

Alice Butler, Courtauld Institute of Art, “The Perversions of Textile in Feminist Art”

Anne-Claire Faucquez, Université Paris 8, “The narrativization of colonial slavery in American museums: arts and representations” (collaborating with Androula Michael)

Roula Matar, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles, “James Johnson Sweeney’s Contribution to a Critical and Didactical Approach to Exhibition Installation”

Androula Michael, Université de Picardie Jules Verne – UFR des arts, “The narrativization of colonial slavery in American museums: arts and representations” (collaborating with Anne-Claire Faucquez)

Yvonne Schweizer, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, “Linking Mediatization and Mediation. Art Institutions as Media Producers since 1970”

Harry Weeks, Newcastle University, “The Artist’s Second Shift”

Andrew Witt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, “Exile Modernism: Photography c. 1940”

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TERRA FOUNDATION RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS

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Materiality and Mediation: Global Conversations
Tuesday, 4th October 2022.

A virtual symposium convened by the CAA, the Design History Society, and the International Association of Word and Image Studies

To what extent are materiality and mediation useful foci in the study of design, word and image? What happens when we bring them together? How do materiality and mediation work in tandem as productive subjects of enquiry? What are the local, regional and international variations in the ways these foci are understood and engaged by design historians and those working in word and image studies?

This global collaborative project brings together three intersecting constituencies—art and design, design history, word and image studies—to examine the ways in which materiality and mediation intersect.

For more information on the event, its requirements, and how to apply:
Proposals may address the following, but are not limited by this list:
  • mediating the ethics and sustainability of extraction and deployment of materials
  • sensoriality of materials and mediation
  • mediation as material activism
  • mediating intersections of materiality and form (natural/synthetic/digital matter; art/craft/design/film/photography; prose/poetry/drama)
  • localizing/globalizing materials through mediation
  • ‘raw and cooked’ materials
  • mediating materialities of scale
  • mediating immateriality
  • mediating materials as signifiers of identity politics
  • (Im)material media of mediation
  • agency of materials
  • dialogues and disputes between makers and mediators.
Format:
To promote transnational dialogue by the most equitable and sustainable means, speakers and participants are invited to make their contributions virtually. Four 15-minute presentations will be followed by a one-hour round table discussion and Q&A. Presenters will be asked to record a talk in advance, for screening at the event, followed by live discussion.
Proposals must include:
  • a proposal title;
  • an abstract of 250 words;
  • a statement of relevance to the symposium theme, Materiality and Mediation: Global Conversations;
  • and a one-page CV listing major publications.

Please send your proposal via email to the DHS Administrator, Jenna Allsopp, (designhistorysociety@gmail.com) by 12 midnight GMT on Tuesday June 14, 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed on July 8, 2022.

The Design History Society and the International Association of Word and Image Studies are two of CAA’s affiliated societies. If you have an interest in joining CAA as an affiliated society, please visit this page.

Nominations Open for CAA Juries

posted by CAA — Apr 21, 2022

CAA invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to serve on our Awards for Distinction, Publication Grant, Fellowship, and Travel and Support Grant juries. Terms begin July 2022. 

Candidates must possess expertise appropriate to the jury’s work and be current CAA members. They should not hold a position on a CAA committee or editorial board beyond May 31, 2022. CAA’s president and vice president for committees appoint jury members for service. Materials are due to CAA by June 1, 2022.

Amanda Williams speaks at Convocation at CAA’s 108th Annual Conference in Chicago 

 

AWARDS FOR DISTINCTION JURIES 

CAA has vacancies in the following juries for the annual Awards for Distinction for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • The Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award/Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions for museum scholarship (3 vacancies) 
  • Charles Rufus Morey Book Award for non-catalogue books in the history of art (2 vacancies) 
  • Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism (1 vacancy) 
  • Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for Art Bulletin articles (2 vacancies) 
  • The CAA/American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation (2 vacancies) 
  • Jury for the Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work, Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Distinguished Teaching of Art Award (1 vacancy) 
  • Jury for the Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award and the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art (3 vacancies) 
  • Distinguished Feminist Awards for Scholars and Artists (1 vacancy) 

PUBLICATION GRANT JURIES 

CAA has vacancies on our Publication Grant juries for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • Millard Meiss Publication Fund (2 vacancies) 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP JURIES 

CAA has vacancies on our Professional Development Fellowship juries for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • Professional Development Fellowship in Art History (2 vacancies) 

TRAVEL/SUPPORT GRANT JURIES 

CAA has vacancies on our jury for three years (2022–2025). Terms begin in July 2022. 

  • CAA Support Grant in Memory of Archibald Cason Edwards, Senior, and Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards (2 vacancies) 
  • Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions (2 vacancies) 

 

HOW TO APPLY 

Nominations and self-nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 150 words) outlining the individual’s qualifications and experience and a CV (an abbreviated CV no more than two pages may be submitted). Please send all materials by email to Cali Buckley: cbuckley@collegeart.org. Nominations must be sent as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachment. 

For questions about jury service and responsibilities, contact info@collegeart.org.  

Deadline: June 1, 2022 

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Filmed at the National Museum of Mexican Art, this program features a discussion about mentoring between two Chicago-based artists, Rubén Aguirre and Dan Ramirez, mediated by Cesáreo Moreno, Director and Curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art. Their conversation takes place inside the Aguirre’s exhibition Tectonic Reflections, open at the National Museum of Mexican Art until July 24. This program was a part of the session, “Mentoring Beyond the Classroom: The Continuing Relationship Over Time,” at CAA’s 2022 Annual Conference in February, chaired by Richard Serrano, a member of CAA’s Services to Artists Committee.

CWA Picks: March/April 2022

posted by CAA — Apr 21, 2022

The March and April “picks” include exhibitions that encourage viewers to reframe familiar historical narratives and hierarchies. The content explored by these artists ranges from political icons to advertising and myth; and their approaches weave together tradition with experimentation. The works in these exhibitions move between the past and the present, providing a perspective tied to both individual and collective memory. 

 

Angela Davis — Seize the Time
September 08, 2021 – June 15, 2022
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

This exhibition is inspired by an archive in Oakland, California, collected and curated by Lisbet Tellefsen and includes contemporary works focused on the political icon, Angela Davis. The exhibit provides a rich and layered portrait of a public figure, whose image, for decades, has been associated with revolution, anti-racism, and social justice.

 

De: Lata, works by Bibiana Suarez
March 2022
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, Chicago, IL

Puerto Rican artist Bibiana Suárez’s colorful paintings of image and text are directly inspired by her observations of food labels. The title of the show is a play on words that points toward her motivations and includes the verb delatar (to be a bore) and the noun lata (can). Suarez is interested in exploring the often-misleading representations of contemporary Latinas and the marketing of Latino culture through food and advertising.

 

Harmonia Rosales: Entwined
January 19, 2022 – May 1, 2022
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara

This exhibition presents work by the Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales. Rosales’ paintings pull from Greek and Yoruba mythologies and encourage viewers to question historical representations of women.

 

Agency: Feminist Art and Power
January 22, 2022 – June 5, 2022
Museum of Sonoma County

Agency: Feminist Art and Power is an exhibition curated by Karen M. Gutfreund and presented in collaboration with the Feminist Art Project. The twenty-eight exhibiting womxn artists represent a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. The work explores notions of freedom, race and identity. 

 

Hear Me Roar: Women Photographers
August 23, 2021 – May 27, 2022
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Hear Me Roar: Women Photographers is a series of exhibitions organized in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first class of undergraduate women at Lehigh University. Each exhibit highlights the work of women photographers currently found in the University’s collection.

Featured artists include:  Holly Andres, Kristin Capp, Sandra Eleta, Donna Ferrato, Florence Meyer Homolka, Jeanine Michna-Bales, Lydia Panas, Joyce Tenneson, Eugenia Vargas-Pereira, and Jennifer Williams. 

 

To Know the Fire: Pueblo Women Potters and the Shaping of History
September 3, 2022
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

To Know the Fire includes a selection of earthenware vessels from the Pueblo communities of New Mexico and Arizona generously gifted to KAM by the late George Ogura. The art of pottery making was a skill handed down through generations of women and continues today. It is also a practice steeped in collaboration and shared resources. Many of the pieces included in the show are dated between the 1930s and 1980s by artists from the acclaimed Nampeyo (Hopi-Tewa Pueblo), Navasie (Hopi Pueblo), Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), and Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo) families. A selection of more recent miniature vessels also demonstrates the potters’ virtuosity, producing exquisitely detailed, minute replicas.

 

Sharon Norwood: The Root of the Matter
February 3, 2002 – May 28, 2022
Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA

This exhibition features the work of Sharon Norwood, who explores the conceptual role of line and its relationship to the body and race. Norwood’s practice involves a range of approaches including ceramics, drawings, paintings, installations, and video. The alterations the artist makes to found objects encourages viewers to expand their view of historical narratives.

 

Opener 34: Ruby Sky Stiler—New Patterns
January 29, 2022 – May 15, 2022
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York 

Ruby Sky Stiler’s work is deeply connected to the past, while still grounded in the contemporary. From Greco-Roman sculpture to iPhone photographs, Stiler weaves content and material, breaking down time and temporal hierarchies and allowing viewers to oscillate between the past and the

present. The exhibit includes a site-specific mural for the Tang Teaching Museum, as well relief paintings, and large-scale sculpture.

 

Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction
August 25, 2020 – May 7, 2022
Utah State University, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah 

Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction is an exhibit consisting of work found in the Museum collection and highlights the often-overlooked female, surrealist artists of the 20th century. The exhibit expands our understanding of Surrealism by including a range of mediums beyond painting and sculpture from photography and printmaking to fiber arts.

 

Womanhouse
February 18, 2022 – April 2, 2022
4859 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

This exhibition, organized by LAND and Anat Ebgi Gallery celebrates the 50th anniversary of Womanhouse. Through a series of performances, film screenings, and archival materials, this exhibition shares the history, trajectory and current influence of Womanhouse and west coast Feminist Art. 

 

 

Filed under: Committees, CWA Picks

Grantee Rachel Stephens with her students from the University of Alabama at the Birmingham Museum of Art for the exhibition “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now” on on June 12, 2019.

CAA’s Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions is designed to award instructors of qualifying undergraduate and graduate art history classes funds to cover the costs (travel, accommodations, and admission fees) associated with students and instructors attending museum special exhibitions throughout the United States and worldwide.

The awardees for 2022 are:

Terri Geis, New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Course: “International Surrealisms”
Exhibition: Surrealism Beyond Borders, Tate London

Christopher Heuer, University of Rochester, NY
Course: “Pilgrimage/Exhibition/Biennale”
Exhibition: 59th Annual Venice Biennale, 2022, Theme: “The Milk of Dreams”

Allison Stagg, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Course: “19th Century American and German Landscape Painting: Gendered Connections”
Exhibition: Women, Art, and Land: Reframing the Hudson River School at the Thomas Cole Historic Site, Catskill, NY

 

Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted by CAA beginning in fall 2022.

Distinguished Scholar, Kirsten P. Buick

posted by CAA — Apr 14, 2022

On February 17, 2022, Kirsten P. Buick was featured as the Distinguished Scholar at CAA’s 110th Annual Conference. The Distinguished Scholar session highlighted her career and provided an opportunity for dialogue between and among colleagues. Moderated by Annual Conference Chair, Theresa Avila, the session also featured presentations by a few of Buick’s students, including Shana Klein, Abbey Hepner, Annette M. Rodriguez, and Emmanuel Ortega. Watch the session in full below!

Established in 2001, the Distinguished Scholar Session illuminates and celebrates the contributions of senior art historians. The Annual Conference Committee identifies the distinguished scholar each year and each session typically brings together the distinguished scholar and a group of colleagues. The honoree’s involvement is fundamental to the series as a way of demonstrating a living tradition that gives voice to the continuities and ruptures that have shaped art-historical scholarship from the twentieth century into the new millennium.

We are inviting nominations for next year’s Distinguished Scholar at CAA’s 2023 Annual Conference in New York. Nominate individuals here!


On her career, Buick explains:

I identify as a scholar of the visual and material culture of the first British Empire, and the British diaspora in the US, Caribbean, and India. My teaching encompasses topics such as surveys of British Colonial and U.S. Art, American Landscape representation, African American Art, Pro- and Anti-Abolitionist Images in the Atlantic World; and seminars such as Photographing Jim Crow, 1890-1965, Patronizing Women: Taste and Collecting in the 19th and 20th Centuries, and The Victorian Nude: Representing Women, Men, Intersex, and Children. My research and teaching interests encompass histories of science, medicine, religion, as well as monuments, and the use of public space. Increasingly, I am interested in the racialization of mobility—what I characterize as critical mobility studies. I publish primarily in the realm of the history of African American art and its roots in US cultural formations. My first book, “Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject,” is a good example of how I wed my teaching and publication imperatives together with my challenge to art history and visual studies to be more and to do better. Ultimately, teaching is my passion; and I tell my students that job # 1 is surviving the damage, and job # 2 is to never concede the center. 

Kirsten Pai Buick is a professor of art history at the University of New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Michigan and was a SAAM Predoctoral Fellow and a Charles Gaius Bolin Fellow at Williams College. Buick is a recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize for African American Art and has published extensively on African American art, including her book Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject (Duke Univ. Press, 2010). Her second book, In Authenticity: “Kara Walker” and the Eidetics of Racism, is in progress.  

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Affiliated Society News: April

posted by CAA — Apr 11, 2022

Affiliated Society News shares the new and exciting things CAA’s affiliated organizations are working on including activities, awards, publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

Interested in becoming an Affiliated Society? Learn more here.


American Society of Appraisers

Publications

Valuing a Business, 6th Edition

The seminal book on business valuation is back and better than ever. Shannon Pratt’s Valuing a Business has been the go-to valuation guide for 40 years and has been updated with need-to-know information about taxes, financial reporting, compliance, and more.  Valuing a Business is still the best resource on the market for both new and experienced business appraisers.  This book fully covers the concepts of business valuation and provides detailed answers to virtually every question on the topic, from executive compensation and lost profits analysis to ESOP issues and valuation discounts.

Events

11th Annual ASA Equipment Valuation Conference

Tuesday, May 24, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, this annual event has grown to become the definitive source for appraisers, equipment management and finance professionals on the latest insights into equipment valuation. Instantly leverage knowledge gained on market trends and spotlighted asset sectors, as well as new contacts made, by incorporating into your practice areas or introducing to your team.

2022 ASA Summer Appraisal Camp

August 2022

Develop the skills you’ll need to build a career in appraising personal property such as fine and decorative art, antiques, vintage cars, furniture, coins, stamps, and more.

The program includes four virtual courses held over four weeks, including:

  • PP201 – Introduction to Personal Property Valuation – August 3-6, 2022
  • PP202 – Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis – August 10-13, 2022
  • PP203 – Communication of a Personal Property Appraisal: Report Writing – August 17-20, 2022
  • PP204 – Personal Property Valuation: The Legal and Commercial Environments – August 24-27, 2022


Taiwanese Art History Association

Announcements / Events

PHOTOGRAPHY AND TAIWAN: History and Practice

Thursday, April 7

The Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles (TECO-LA), the University of Arizona’s School of the Arts (SAUA), and the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) are collaborating for the first time on the “Spotlight Taiwan project” to hold the “Photography and Taiwan: History and Practice” online symposium from April 7 to April 9, 2022 (PST). Nineteen scholars and experts from Korea, the United States, Australia and Taiwan are invited to attend the symposium. They will help the audience understand more about the history, culture and democratization of Taiwan through a historical lens and scholarly debate as recorded in the photography.

Ukraine’s history, art, and culture are endangered by the ongoing war. At Dumbarton Oaks, this lecture and conversation series by experts in the fields of history, art history, archaeology, heritage, sociology, as well as museums and conservation, among others, presents the region’s rich historical and cultural complexity through its objects, sites, and monuments. A focus on the medieval and early modern periods featuring Greek, Latin, and Slavic contacts, brings to the fore critical evidence to counter modern misrepresentations of Ukraine’s history and cultural heritage.

INAUGURAL LECTURE | FRIDAY 22 APRIL 2022 | 12:00 EDT [ 17:00 London | 18:00 Paris | 19:00 Kyiv ]

OLENKA Z. PEVNY (University of Cambridge)

Lacunae of Art History and Kyiv’s Visual Culture

Free and open to the public. Register for the inaugural lecture here. If you cannot attend but would like to receive future updates about this series of events, please join the mailing list here.

Future events include:

  • May 2022 – Lecture: Mariana Levytska, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (The “Holy Rus’ concept” and Religious Art with Political Connotations (Pochaiv Monastery in 19th century)
  • May 2022 – Discussion workshop on The Cathedral of St. Sophia, Kyiv
  • June 2022 – Lecture: Christian Raffensperger, Wittenberg University (“Medieval Origins and Modern Constructs, Rus – Ukraine – Russia”)
  • July 2022 – Lecture: Liudmyla Sharipova, University of Nottingham (Mazepa’s women before and after Poltava: to save and to keep)
  • July 2022 – Discussion workshop on Endangered Monuments
  • September 2022 –  Lecture: Maria Grazia Bartolini, Università degli Studi di Milano (Reading the image of prince Volodymyr Sviatoslavych in seventeenth-century Kyiv)
  • September 2022 – Discussion workshop on Displaced Cultural Heritage.
  • October 2022 – Lecture: Nazar Kozak, Senior Research Scholar, Department of Art History, The Ethnology Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Lviv (Images of Power and Their Discursive Site-Specificity in Kyivan Rus’)
  • November 2022 – Lecture: Talia Zajac, University of Toronto (will speak about the marriages between the ruling clan of Rus’ and Latin Christian Europe or the translation and commentary on the eleventh-century prayerbook of Gertruda of Poland)
  • November 2022 – Discussion workshop on historical memory.
  • December 2022 – Lecture: Halyna Kohut, Associate Professor, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Taste, Social Class, and Oriental Carpet Design in the Eighteenth-Century Cossack Hetmanate)

 

SPONSORSHIP AND ENDORSEMENT:

  • Dumbarton Oaks
  • Princeton University
  • Boise State University
  • Tufts University
  • Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent
  • College Art Association (CAA)
  • Byzantine Studies Association of North America (BSANA)
  • British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)
  • Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art (HGSCEA)
  • Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

 

Filed under: Advocacy, Event

The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries has published The Task Force for the Protection of University CollectionsA Ready Reference Guide for Academic Museum Professionals. The Task Force, which includes CAA and its Executive Director and CEO, Meme Omogbai, aims to serve as a resource and advocate for college and university museums whose collections are or may be under threat. This guide outlines the Task Force’s purpose and has basic information for museum professionals to begin to address challenges related to voluntary deaccessions.

 

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