Curators Association Protests Brooklyn Museum Reorganization Plan

The Association of Art Museum Curators is objecting to the Brooklyn Museum’s plan to reorganize its curatorial departments. The group says that “the new structure ‘undermines the traditional vocation of the curator-as-scholar whose commitment to a particular collection renders him or her uniquely qualified to make recommendations regarding its care and interpretation.’ The plan, which has been criticized by some curators at other museums and within the Brooklyn Museum itself, ‘raises issues that are central to the health of art museums in North America, and in fact, throughout the world’.”