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Welcome to the first of I hope many monthly columns I’ll be writing about the antiques and art industry for the Box River News. Having worked in the antiques world for over 35 years I am becoming an antique myself, so I know what I’m talking about!
Last week, a head-on collision between good and bad news led close watchers of the pandemic to investigate whether the US (and perhaps the wider world) has reached the most pivotal intersection in the saga to date… and if so, whether we’re poised to make the right or wrong turn as we cross the border from winter to spring.
But when it comes to projecting the art industry’s timeline for full re-emergence from lockdown, we would be wise to note what several health experts are stressing in unison: the way various constituencies choose to think about the facts on the ground in the coming months will be just as important as the facts themselves.
The museum will restructure its curatorial departments, organizing them by time period, rather than by material.