deaccession :

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  • v  sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works
    The museum deaccessioned several important works of this painter

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It would dramatically lower the bar for a "justifiable" deaccession.

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