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Deaccessioning Workshop
October 19, 2022

Formally removing objects from your collection can be a challenging process, but one that ultimately makes better use of your money and space resources.  

Join us for a three-part workshop that will cover policies and procedures, review some of the more complicated issues, and provide practical advice from colleagues who have undertaken deaccessioning projects.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Basics of Deaccessioning
Learn about what goes into a clear and usable deaccessioning policy.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Beyond “Best Practices”
There are lots of horror stories about deaccessioning that often deter museums from taking action.   We'll discuss some of these in detail, including the thorny issue of “disposition” of deaccessioned objects, and the need for transparency

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Arizona Case Studies
Hear about the experiences that your colleagues at Arizona museums have had deaccessioning collections: their successes and what problems they encountered.

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Q&A


Basics of Deaccessioning PowerPoint 

Beyond Best Practices and Arizona Case Studies PowerPoint

Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902,
Phoenix, Arizona 85082

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