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Your Museum’s Pretty Good, but You Know What Would Make It Great? An Acquisitions Budget.

Hear the voices already, raised, sounding in chorus: “Easier said than done!” Which is, alas, very true, and yet it is entirely worth noting that a museum’s perceived legitimacy, in many cases, is directly tied to its acquisitions budget, especially in times like these, when most museums’ operating capital is stretched as thin as a flake of mica. Judith H. Dobrzynski has some further thoughts on the matter. (Judith H. Dobrzynski, The New York Times)