David Ekserdjian is Professor of History of Art and Film at the University of Leicester, and one of the organisers of the National Gallery’s 2020 Raphael exhibition.
Selling the Royal Academy’s greatest treasure would be risky and morally wrong
The sale of dusty, unloved artworks offers museums a financial lifeline, but is fraught with danger
The older the work, the harder it is to be sure what it is or who it’s by. So how do the experts decide?