November 2020 E-News
The ANS has accumulated a number of low value items over the years that are primarily 20th century US materials not accessioned into the collection. For the first time, they are now being made available to the public for purchase. John Thomassen, an entrepreneur and longtime member of the ANS, was hired by the Society as a curatorial assistant to run the new ANS eBay store. Executive Director Dr. Bransbourg noted: “allowing the public to acquire these objects will be mutually beneficial. The ANS will be able to raise funds and increase storage space, while the wider collecting community will enjoy an opportunity to obtain a range of objects from a prestigious pedigree.” The eBay auctions of these materials are now live and will be updated on a rolling basis, linked here.