I was horrified when I heard that many US art museums were turning their backs on their community of workers during the coronavirus, especially their most vulnerable part-timers and freelance educators, even though some of them have gigantic endowments and spectacularly valued assets, and with directors earning salaries in the millions.
At precisely the same time, other, more honestly capitalist businesses were taking much better care of their employees.
It’s time American museums were more honest about what they are – treasure houses.
I’m also really happy about having an article in Spiked, which tends to be a champion of individualism.
Here’s the complete article.