Austria

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Project Description

Deaccessioning in Austria

Austria has changed the last couple of years towards a more positive attitude towards deaccessioning and disposal.

This has led to the publication of their guidelines on deaccessioning  Deakzession / Entsammeln : ein Leitfaden zur Sammlungsqualifizierung durch Entsammeln, by ICOM Austria.

Country details for Austria

Official name: Republic of Austria
Number of residents: 8,6 million
Number of museums: 562
Parameters: Legislation and Guidelines

Deaccessioning possibilities in Austria:

LEGISLATION

Bundesgesetz betreffend den Schutz von Denkmalen wegen ihrer geschichtlichen, künstlerischen oder sonstigen kulturellen Bedeutung (Denkmalschutzgesetz – DMSG) – Veräußerung und Belastung von Denkmalen – Einheit von Sammlungen (§6)

Federal act – Sale and burden of monuments – Unity of collections § 6

GUIDELINES

In 2016 ICOM Austria published Deakzession, Entsammeln. Ein Leitfaden zur Sammlungsqualifizierung durch Entsammeln.(Deaccessioning, disposal. A guideline to enhance the quality of the collection through disposal)

OTHER TOOLS

Austria has no other tools developed on deaccessioning and disposal.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Austria has no national classification system.

 

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

Austria has no national register of museum objects.

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

Austria has an official form of museum accreditation called Quality Assurance (Österreichisches Museumsgütesiegel), organized bot by the Austrian Museumsbund (Museumsbund Österreich) and ICOM Austria.

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