Sunday, February 05, 2017

Governance Problem at the Other Met

Met Museum, Fountain on Fifth Avenue
May, 2016
Photo by Lisa Hirsch

From a front-page NY Times article on the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Tension inside the Met, the country’s largest art museum, is running so high that when curators and conservators recently wrote a letter protesting compensation cuts, the museum’s leaders chose not to show it to trustees for fear of leaks and bad publicity. Those who wanted to see the document had to go to the office of the Met’s general counsel and read it under observation.
That's some governance problem: the museum's administrative staff doesn't trust the board and is very worried about the contents of the letter becoming public.

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