Museum Moment #7

Working in the museum field comes with some fantastic “war stories.” From the outlandish to the outstanding, this feature aims to highlights unforgettable Museum Moments.

“I handle the rights and reproductions requests for my museum, and one day received a request from a curator to use an image from our permanent collection for an academic publication focusing on the life of a model from the nineteenth century. Later that day I received a message from a different man inquiring about the same painting featuring the same model. He explained that the woman was his great-great grandmother. He discovered through the curator that we had the painting in our collection and that someday he would love to travel to the museum and see it in person.”

“It is moments like this that make me understand the artworks in the galleries can mean so many different things and create so many different personal connections to visitors.”

– Amy Hussey, Registrar at Delaware Art Museum

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