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The Collections Conundrum of Deaccessioning
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The Collections Conundrum of Deaccessioning

Whether a museum, library, archive or art gallery, every collecting institution has items in their care that that are no longer in need, don’t meet the mission, or are of unknown origin. Knowing what to do with these unwanted artifacts and archives is often a worrisome task that is often left undone staff. Learn about invaluable resources and solutions to your collections problems.

4/10/2015
When: 4/10/2015
From 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia  22314
United States
Contact: Christina E. Newton, Assistant Director
8043583170


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THE COLLECTIONS CONUNDRUM OF DEACCESSIONING

Whether a museum, library, archive or art gallery, every collecting institution has items in their care that that are no longer in need, don’t meet the mission, or are of unknown origin. Knowing what to do with these unwanted artifacts and archives is often a worrisome task that is left undone - sometimes for years - leaving new staff in particular with an even greater conundrum. Learn about invaluable resources such as Virginia state laws on old loans and undocumented items. Knowing best practices on deaccessioning artifacts can not only make the process go smoothly, but also help contain a potentially controversial situation. We will cover resolving issues of title, relevant sections of the collections management policy, and the deaccessioning and disposal processes, and share some useful resources.

  

 

Date:
Friday, April 10, 2015
 
Location:
The Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
 
Speakers:
Catherine Dean, Curatorial Consultant, Preservation Virginia & former Curator of Collections, Preservation Virginia
Jeanne Niccolls, Collections Consultant
Meghan Townes, Visual Studies Collections Registrar, Library of Virginia
 
Certificate Credit: Collections Management

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