deaccession an artwork because the artwork no longer fits the
acquired without restriction against sale, (63) deaccession to refine
organizations want to restrict the use of deaccession proceeds because,
These parameters would require, for instance, that collections management policies address the decision-making process and criteria for acquisitions, deaccessions, disposition, and consequences, without imposing specific restrictions.
Sue Chen, Art Deaccessions and the Limits of Fiduciary Duty, 14 ART ANTIQUITY & L.
They restrict what museums may do with the proceeds from deaccessions, and recommend what circumstances must be present for a work to be deaccessioned.
Critics argue that if a museum can deaccession a work rather than undertake difficult fundraising, there may be a wave of unnecessary deaccessions.
Neither policy, however, requires that a deaccessioned
work go to another museum or that it remain within the United States.
These state that income from deaccessions
should be used only for new acquisitions.
The news of the proposed deaccessions was presented as part of the Council's plans to redevelop the City's Civic Centre, in itself a pre-eminent example of 1930s civic architecture, Listed Grade II.* (145) The scheme contemplates much needed additional space for the Gallery, but at its heart lies the creation of 'Sea City' a new 'Heritage or Discovery Centre' focussing on the fate of the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912 on its fateful first and last voyage.
A detailed examination of this case throws light both on why the planned deaccessions have faltered, and the nature of many of the factors that fall to be considered in the context of any proposed deaccession by way of sale.
This insists that income from deaccessions must be used only for new acquisitions.
They were asked: 'Should British museums be allowed to deaccession works of art, providing that appropriate safeguards are in place?' We found that 57% were in favour, as long as--and this point was emphatic--specific safeguards were imposed.
Museum deaccessions studded the January Old Master sales in New York.
Death and deaccession seem to dominate this month's column.