HOW UNPAID WORK IS KILLING OFF MUSEUMS
This is an insidious, unprofessional and sadly, common practice - auction houses, foundations, art institutions. Over the years, I have learnt to walk away from requests for unpaid work by saying, “even if I could, doesn’t mean I would,” because it is a disrespectful, unprofessional and unsustainable practice that will kill the very scene these institutions are trying to grow. Those of us who work in art organisations, let’s do this mindfully - asking for unpaid work reflects very badly on organisations. At the end of the day, it boils down to respect.