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Philadelphia History Museum makes upgrades through art sales

on Wednesday,December 08,2010 19:12

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Art and history museum guidelines differ under the American Association of Museums, but they both attract the same crowd of people who are looking to indulge in culture. The Philadelphia History Museum recently made renovations to its institution after two years of closure, but it is now facing criticism for selling artifacts to make the upgrades, according to the New York Times.

Over the last few years, the museum has sold more than 2,000 pieces to raise the $5.8 million it needed to complete renovations. The institution, which has been in existence since 1826, needed new carpeting, paint and lighting, according to officials. However, experts question whether selling valuable art to pay for these operating costs was valid. New York state legislators are considering creating a law that would make the sale of artifacts for upgrades illegal.

"This rapidly becomes a slippery slope," director of the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Derick Dreher, told the news source. "What museum director wouldn't be tempted to say that air-conditioning is absolutely crucial for care of collections?"

Employment of artists is projected to increase by 12 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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