deaccession deaccession

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Even deaccession purists don't question their right to sell from their collections if the money brought in that way goes to buy more art.
  2. So its deaccession plan led to an angry public meeting in March at which Grachos was confronted by residents insisting he could have done more to find other sources of money.
  3. Everett Fahy, 31, the Met's brilliant curator of European paintings, did not want to lose the Rousseau and refused to sign the deaccession form.

Quotes

  • "I can't deaccession -- or give away -- objects from our collection unless there is a legal basis," Brand said.
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Michael Brand Source: Bloomberg

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