Friday, October 30, 2020


The process of disposing, selling or trading objects from a museum collection. There may be ethical issues to consider when deaccessioning since many donors of objects typically expect the museum to care for them in perpetuity. The practice at some museums dictates that funds from a deaccessioned work can only be used to purchase another artwork.

Rosenquist: Viola and Fischl’s Protest Vacuous

The Ethics of Art

Dobrzynski on Deaccessioning: A Great Solution, an Impartial Arbitrator (UPDATE)

Knowledge, Labor, Property

Deaccessioning Roundup

Lawyers, Christopher Knight, and the Straw Man

Another Day, Another Deaccession


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