Databse for deaccessioning of museum objects
9 October 2017
Many museums, especially te older ones, have objects that don’t fit in their collection. Today a museum cannot sell an object, just like that, because it is in public ownership. Since a few years the Dutch museums have access to a dedicated website for deaccessioning museum object. It enables to offer objects to other museums. For the first time #AmsterdamPipeMuseum put something on: a French figural pipe, representing ‘the wandering Jew’. Not that the pipe doesn’t fit into the collection, but because it is damaged. Recently we have bought a perfect copy of the same pipe, so the damaged one can be replaced.