deaccession


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sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works

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There is an enormous amount of chicanery and bad faith surrounding the game of Deaccession Roulette.
204) The way in which a State Attorney General represents the state's and the public's interests (205) in challenging a museum's decision to deaccession reveals some of the effects of adopting this position in the legislative scheme.
These take up space, and money from their sale can certainly be put to good use, but any deaccession should be undertaken with great care.
Many of these deaccession decisions cannot intelligently be made by a single institution in ignorance of what other institutions are doing along the same lines; if we don't work together, then we'll all tend to save the same classes of materials, and we'll all tend to throw out the same classes of materials.
Agnes and Karlheinz Essl have been collecting predominantly Austrian and German contemporary art for over five decades, and were obliged by massive business losses to deaccession a selection from their inventory of some 7,000 works to ensure the future of their museum in Klosterneuburg, near Vienna.
This article explores the impact that electronic resources have on such deaccession decisions.
But since the National Gallery is forbidden by law to deaccession anything, all of them--unlike Charles Saatchi's paintings--are in the collection to stay.
Too bad there isn't deaccession option in the program-I bet Peter would have had one.
It was to fund its restoration --the third floor had fallen into the first floor--that he made a rare deaccession, of Andy Warhol's 1963 Double Elvis.
The Association has decided to deaccession its extensive Rare Book Collection, which will be sold in several landmark auctions at Doyle New York beginning with a sale on Monday, November 24 at 10am.
At some point after the so-called Velvet Revolution, the museum decided to deaccession the picture, a work of middle-of-the-road socialist realism, arguing that it was without artistic or historical value.
acquired without restriction against sale, (63) deaccession to refine
In the exhibition "The Museum as Muse," held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1999, Asher engaged in the advancement of institutional memory through the provision of a deaccession catalog, thereby forcing the institution to reflect on the ways in which it represents itself and thinks its own history.
Some collections, most notably those at the national and provincial museum level, have strict protocols for accession, and equally important, deaccession, of specimens.