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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deaccession.


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  • Doing so would also break a cardinal rule in the museum profession -- that works of art can be sold ( "deaccessioned") only to purchase other works of art and never to cover operating expenses.

    Stripping the Walls to Cover the Bills

  • Canada and Mexico, dictates that "funds received from the disposal of a deaccessioned work shall not be used for operations or capital expenses."

    Sanctions Suspended For Academy Museum

  • He added that dealers and curators will negotiate the value of the object that the museum is offering in exchange, "or maybe they'll bring in an independent appraiser," and the item is deaccessioned in the same manner as any other in the museum's collection.

    Daniel Grant: Museums Acquire Some Artworks Through Swaps

  • The Ransom Center, having recently celebrated its own 50th anniversary, will continue doing what it only seems to get better at: collecting and preserving the paper trails of many media, including the materials just deaccessioned by Magnum.

    A Magnum Opus for Ransom

  • When information about one small Gérôme portrait explained that it was deaccessioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1956, I could almost hear this anecdote being told by Rupert Murdoch while he added "Some of my best friends are liberals!" ...

    Mat Gleason: Is the Getty the Fox News of the Art World?

  • It will join the permanent collection of the Albright-Knox, which recently — and infamously — deaccessioned a treasure trove of signature older masterworks and antiquities.

    The Show That Ate Buffalo

  • In time, it would all be sold or deaccessioned or snatched in spite of his wishes.


  • Yet how and when, if ever, art should be deaccessioned and what can be done with the proceeds is a subject about which great minds differ.

    Monroe Price: The National Academy, Survival and Deaccessioning: An Art World Brouhaha

  • Your family need never be in a position to see the artwork you donated deaccessioned by a museum due to a lack of endowment funds as is presently anticipated at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum.

    Paul Klein: Your Art, Antiques and Collectibles After the Financial Fall

  • Meanwhile, not bought but acquired recently as they were being deaccessioned by moi local public library:

    Archive 2009-01-01


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