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.