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Museums' disturbing transformation: relentless commercialization

Museums' disturbing transformation: relentless commercialization

In January, the website IfOnly.com, a San Francisco lifestyle company that organizes and sells so-called curated experiences, began to offer exclusive, one-on-one private tours of a socially connected photography collector's Georgian mansion in Pacific Heights. About a third of the collection's roughly 300 photographs had been featured as a 2012 exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. The company sales pitch touts the museum's imprimatur. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Gallery location: A July 19 article about the commercialization of museums said the Giant Robot Store and GR2 Gallery are in Santa Monica. They are in Los Angeles. Also, a July 26 Feedback...

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