NOT USING THE MEMBERSHIP TO BENEFIT OWN COLLECTION
Collector Kyriakos is so very pleased to have been appointed to the board of trustees of ARMO Museum. Two years have
passed, and he feels a lot more comfortable with the institution and the other members. Before joining the board, he
was a heavy funder of the museum’s activities for years. The museum is struggling with next year’s program, so Kyriakos
decides that at the next board meeting, he will propose a show of his collection, that he can fund himself, as a way to
help the museum financially. He reasons: “With my long-standing support of the institution and my seat on the board, I
feel that this is a legitimate proposal. I have very important artworks and it is in the interest of the museum and the local
community to see my collection. Of course, they can always say no.” Is Kyriacos’s plan appropriate?