Deaccessioning

Delaware museum expects to be shunned 'for years' for selling art

American Alliance of Museums condemns decision as "flagrant violation" of its standards

Published online: 27 March 2014

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Norwegian museum agrees to return painting by Matisse to Rosenberg's heirs

Looted in France by the Nazis, the work was acquired by shipping magnate and his wife, a famous ice skater

Published online: 24 March 2014

Art sale to plug pension deficit

Royal Geographical Society pins hope on mystery Australian buyer to solve £3.5m financial headache

Published online: 03 September 2013

The great British sell-off continues

With penalties limited, public opposition may be the best way to stop politicians casting an acquisitive eye over collections

Published online: 03 September 2013

Croydon to sell off Chinese collection

South London council approves controversial plan to auction ceramics to refurbish local theatre

Published online: 27 July 2013

Rise and fall of the British Empire museum

As the scale of unethical disposals emerges, who knew what?

Published online: 03 September 2011

 

Dia founders oppose plans to sell works to start acquisition fund

The founders of the New York-based Dia Art Foundation are speaking out against its plan to sell a group of works this autumn to raise money...