Collectors often take pride not so much in their individual acquisitions of artwork, but rather in their collection as a whole. A collector wishing to donate her collection to a museum or other charitable organization may want to ensure that it remains intact in perpetuity. This intent may be difficult, or even impossible, for donees to honor down the road because of changes in circumstances, such as shifts in the relevance of the artwork, the donee’s own finances and downturns in the ...

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