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:
Specific legislation on deaccessioning and disposal can be found in
the Consolidated Act on Museums (2006) §5.11.2 & §6.14.ix
Denmark has no other official tools for deaccessioning and disposal.
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
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.