Timothy Hunter is Vice President of Falcon Fine Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art, which in May sold five artworks at auction for nearly $8 million to raise funds for new acquisitions. Would capitalising those works have allowed the institution to pursue its acquisition strategy without compromising its existing holdings?

Could the art-finance industry offer museums some much-needed options?

The industry is currently geared to private individuals, but perhaps museums should consider it, too

22 Aug 2018