Definition of deaccession in English:
Officially remove (an item) from the listed holdings of a library, museum, or art gallery, typically in order to sell it to raise funds.
- Considerable excitement, however, was generated by six works being deaccessioned by the Museum of Modern Art to support its acquisitions fund.
- One recently discovered gateleg table has the accession number ‘15651LLLJJJ’; however, the researchers are uncertain what museum deaccessioned it.
- In the run-up to the mixed-lot sale, Sotheby's held two ‘single owner’ auctions in which 296 works consigned by these two institutions were deaccessioned.
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The disposal of books, works of art, or other items in this way.
- He denied any link between the auction house's support of ‘Sensation’ and any role it might play in auctioning future Brooklyn deaccessions.
- The Office of the Curator will notify the President of all deaccessions.
- A deaccession of over 1,000 paintings, statues and other objects from the Dutch national art collection is getting a good deal of attention.
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