The Czech Republic works with a classification scheme, in which all museum objects are classified as cultural monuments. No guidelines and other tools have been developed.
By law all classified objects can be declassified under strict circumstances. Next to this, transferring objects to other museums is common. This, however is not regarded as a form of disposal or deaccessioning.
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Legislation, Classification systems, and National register of objects
Deaccessioning possibilities in the Czech Republic:
Specific legislation on deaccessioning and disposal:
§8: Cancellation of a statement as a cultural monument
(1) In the case of a national cultural monument, the Ministry of Culture may, at the request of the owner of a cultural monument or organization, to cancel the proclamation of a cultural monument for the extraordinary serious reasons for the declaration of the object as a cultural monument, , or on their own initiative.
(2) The Ministry of Culture shall request an opinion of the Regional Authority and the Municipal Authority of the Municipality with Extended Competence, or the Statement of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, if it is an archaeological finding declared as a cultural monument, unless the cancellation of a declaration by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has itself been requested. In the event that the owner of a cultural monument is not the applicant for the cancellation of a declaration, he must be allowed to take part in the examination of the case and to annul the statement.
(3) The Ministry of Culture may make the cancellation of the declaration conditional on the prior fulfillment of the conditions specified by it. Costs incurred to meet the conditions are borne by the applicant and, in the event that the Ministry of Culture initiates the procedure for the cancellation of a declaration, the costs incurred by the Ministry of Culture shall be borne by the party in whose interest the declaration is canceled.
(4) Paragraph 3 (4) shall also apply mutatis mutandis to the cancellation of the declaration.
(5) The details of the cancellation of a declaration of a thing as a cultural monument shall be laid down in a generally binding legal regulation.
§18 Relocation of a cultural monument
(1) The national cultural monument and the immovable cultural monument, or their part (accessories) may be relocated only with the prior consent of the Ministry of Culture.
(2) Movement of a cultural monument can be permanently transferred from a publicly accessible place only with the prior approval of the regional authority after the expert organization of the state monument care.
(3) An authority which has given consent for the relocation of a cultural monument pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 shall inform the professional organization of the state monument care.
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