Hello all you wonderful people! I've been approached by a potential client for a consultation and eventual exhibition project. The collection in question is the largest of a certain writer that I am ethically opposed to. As are many of my ilk.
I don't want to say whom just yet for the sake of remaining professional. I just want to get advice from my peers who may have been placed in a similar situation. I will say that this is a philosophical construct I'm battling with, not someone associated with war crimes or anything.
I realize it's a slippery slope to begin making moral judgments on controversial historical objects, but I'm still having a hard time saying yes to this project.
Has anyone dealt with anything like this before that could share some wisdom? I can discuss the figure in question in an email or phone call I think without compromising my principles. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your time and insights!