Definition of Deaccession

1. Verb. Sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works. "The museum deaccessioned several important works of this painter"

Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production, Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Sell



Definition of Deaccession

1. Verb. To officially remove an object from a museum, art gallery or library so that it may be sold. ¹

2. Noun. The disposal of objects in this way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deaccession

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de luxe
de minimis
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de nada
de novo
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de rigeur
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de trop
dea ex machina
deaccession (current term)
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Literary usage of Deaccession

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1. History of the Portrait Collection, Independence National Historical Park by Doris Devine Fanelli (2001)
"Despite the temptation to nd itself of a white elephant, the An Jury would not test its power to deaccession collections. Jordan then suggested that the ..."

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