A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP
A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP
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Coronavirus: struggling US museums sell art from Monet to Warhol, sparking debate

  • US museums were only able to sell works to buy back others until April 2020, when the Association of Art Museum Directors lifted the ban amid the pandemic
  • Some museums are seizing the opportunity to renew and diversify their collections, but others have backtracked after opposition from local communities

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A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP
A patron looks at paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP
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