with Frederick Ilchman
Encyclopedic art museums in the United States are admired for deep holdings that embrace many cultures and centuries. These large collections continue to grow through purchase and donation. Who sets all the priorities in refining and building a collection? What steps must be taken before something officially belongs to a museum? Frederick Ilchman, a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, since 2001, and Chairman of Save Venice since 2016 will pose these questions with an insider’s view that includes many examples from the MFA, the Met, and other major institutions.