Deaccessioning in Belgium
Belgium is regarding cultural heritage divided in Flanders and Wallonia.
Flanders adheres more to the Anglo-Saxon way of thinking, while Wallonia uses the French, more Latin way. This means that Flanders is developing deaccessioning tools, while Wallonia prefers a inalienability of museum objects.
Next to this, in Flanders, it is common for individual museums to have their own policy on deaccessioning and disposal.
Country details for Belgium
|Official name:||Kingdom of Belgium|
|Number of residents:||11,35 million|
|Number of museums:||306|
|Parameters:||Legislation and Other tools|
Deaccessioning possibilities in Belgium:
Flanders: The new Cultural Heritage Decree (Cultureel Erfgoed decreet, Feb. 2017) describes that one of the tasks of museums is the relocation of objects.
Belgium has no guidelines for deaccessioning and disposal
Flanders has developed an collection assessment tool called Kwaliteitsvol Waarderingstraject.
Belgium has no national classification scheme
NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS
Belgium has no national register of objects.
Belgium has no form of accreditation.