Lessons Learned from Deaccessioning Museum Collections

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Pavilion B

Presenter(s): 

Sarah Phillips, Curatorial Registrar/Collections Manager, Idaho Historical Society
Elaine Hughes, Collections Director, Museum of Northern Arizona

Moderator: 

Noel Ratch, Director, Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Track: 

  • Collections, Community Engagement
Deaccessioning, permanently removing objects from an institutional collection, is critical to healthy museum operations. And there are strict moral and ethical guidelines all accredited museums must follow. But what happens when things go awry? Opportunities abound to learn from session proposers on their experiences with deaccessioning: the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly. #diggingdeeper