The Petersen Automotive Museum is auctioning cars to fund major renovations to the museum building. However, when most museums sell items, funds are typically directed toward expanding its collections. According to museum experts, the Petersen goes against standards that are central to most museums’ missions set by accrediting associations that aim to maintain historical preservation for public interest. So far, the museum has sold $8.5 million in cars. As the Petersen is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, Bruce Meyer, vice chairman of the Petersen board, said the building needs to undergo improvements, which requires money. Not everyone is happy about these changes.