Belgium

Belgium 2018-01-05T14:45:52+00:00

Project Description

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:

LEGISLATION

Flanders: The new Cultural Heritage Decree (Cultureel Erfgoed decreet, Feb. 2017) describes that one of the tasks of museums is the relocation of objects.

Cultural Heritage Decree – the functions of museums- §3.8A

Wallonia: – Décret relatif aux biens culturels mobiliers et au patrimoine immatériel de la Communauté française (2002):

 §10

GUIDELINES

Belgium has no guidelines for deaccessioning and disposal

OTHER TOOLS

Flanders has developed an collection assessment tool called Kwaliteitsvol Waarderingstraject.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Belgium has no national classification scheme

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

Belgium has no national register of objects.

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

Belgium has no form of accreditation.

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