If it helps, consider your museum and its collection in purely materialistic terms, as a big chunk of capital, slowly and fortuitously accumulated. Once spent, it is irrecoverable. Your university can never be that rich in that way again. Or view the art in your care as something that doesn’t belong to you. Like any legacy it belongs to the future.

Um e-mail da Marta Lourenço fez-me chegar a este excelente artigo sobre museus universitários do New York Times. Uma leitura imperdível.