Thursday, 8 January 2009

Welcome to Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell, the new Director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, has issued a short video talking about its encyclopedic collections ("The Met's New Star: Tom Campbell's YouTube Moment", Culturegrrl).

This is clearly going to be a new era with the release of details of the revised collections management policy that tightens up acquisitions. (Lee Rosenbaum had talked about the expectation of such a policy in June 2008; the policy was agreed on November 12, 2008, and the text was placed on the MMA website on January 6, 2009.)

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Knowledge destruction, confusion and collecting

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