Denmark

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Project Description

Deaccessioning in Denmark

Denmark was among the first countries to adapt official guidelines on deaccessioning and disposal. In the Museum Act, disposal is described.

The Agency for Culture and Palaces (Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen) has developed these guidelines. Deaccessioning and disposal are used regularly as collection management instruments and are not regarded as something controversial. However, the Museum Act only applies to state run or subsidized museums.

Next to this, it is common for individual museums to have their own policy on deaccessioning and disposal.

Country details for Denmark

Official name: Kingdom of Denmark
Number of residents: 5,731 million
Number of museums: 254
Parameters: Legislation, Guidelines, and National register of objects

Deaccessioning possibilities in Denmark:

LEGISLATION

Specific legislation on deaccessioning and disposal can be found in

the Consolidated Act on Museums (2006) §5.11.2 & §6.14.ix

OTHER TOOLS

Denmark has no other official tools for deaccessioning and disposal.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Denmark has no national classification system for museum objects.

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

Denmark does have a national register of museum objects, called

the Central Register of Cultural History

 

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

Denmark has no official museums accreditation scheme. However the Agency for Culture and Castles does make a difference between state owned and subsidized museums and those that are not state owned or subsidized.

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