A still life by Raphaelle Peale that passed through Christie’s auction house appeared in today’s New York Times Arts section today. The article is about the long-raging debate of deaccessioning. The still life brought the Philadelphia History Museum $842,000. I don’t want to repeat the content of the article here, but feel it necessary for the public to continue to weigh in on this sensitive topic. Most disturbing the treasurer of the museum initially told the reporter there was no record of how many items it had sold, how much the sales had brought in or where the proceeds had been directed. Check out the article.