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Keeping or Selling: What is Next for Museum Deaccessioning?

TEFAF Talks are interactive panel discussions to strengthen one's art knowledge. Pairing with leading content partners to share knowledge and expertise. The panel discussion on Keeping or Selling discusses the advantages and pitfalls of deaccessioning for public museums and institutions and its implications for the public and for donors.

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Programming will take place at the Programming Hall, MECC Maastricht. The session will be recorded. Please note that TEFAF Programming is free with a valid ticket to TEFAF Maastricht. There is limited availability of seats. If you have not registered for programming or bought your ticket for TEFAF Maastricht: click the button “sign up” and purchase your ticket for TEFAF Maastricht.

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Melanie Gerlis, Writer, Financial Times

Melanie Gerlis became the weekly art market columnist for the Financial Times in 2016 and was previously Art Market Editor for The Art Newspaper, reporting on auctions, art fairs and market news globally since 2007. Before entering the art world, she worked for ten years at Finsbury, a communications and investor relations firm in London. Melanie’s book, ‘Art as an Investment?’, was published 2014 and her latest book ‘The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride’ was published in December 2021 (Lund Humphries).

Martin Gammon, President, Pergamon Art Group

Martin Gammon, author of the book Deaccessioning and its Discontents and formerly Managing Director of Museum Services in North America for Bonhams Auctioneers, is a founder of the Pergamon Art Group, which advises museums and private collections on bequests and collection management. He appears regularly as an appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

Tom Loughman, Former Director & CEO Wadsworth Atheneum

Tom Loughman is a global arts professional. A trusted voice and passionate advocate for the museum field, his outreach and stewardship are well known in America and abroad. He has served since 2017 as the co-chair of the United States National Committee of the International Council of Museums. His scholarship on Early Modern Italian art, cultural patronage and urbanism led to a distinguished curatorial career with art museums. He has served in executive roles at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.

Moderated by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times