Estonia

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Project Description

Deaccessioning in Estonia

Estonia is an Northern-Eastern European country with extensive legislation on deaccessioning and disposal.

Estionia has guidelines on deaccessioning “Nõuandeid museaalide muuseumikogust väljaarvamise korraldamisel” an te law provides a lot of information on the process of deaccessioning and disposal.

Country details for Estonia

Official name: Republic of Estonia
Number of residents: 1,316 million
Number of museums: 246
Parameters: Legislation, Other tools, and National register of objects

Deaccessioning possibilities in Estonia:

LEGISLATION

Specific legislation on deaccessioning and disposal is found in the

Museum Act of 2013 §11 & §12

GUIDELINES

Estonia has guidelines on deaccessioning and disposal: “Nõuandeid museaalide muuseumikogust väljaarvamise korraldamisel” (which translates as tips for removing a museum collection) and can be found here.

OTHER TOOLS

Estonian museum professionals can use a mailing list, provided by the Estonian Museums Association to present the proposed disposals.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Estonia has no national classification system for museum objects.

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

Estonia has a national register of objects, called the Database of Museums on which all museums have to register their museum inventory, found in Chapter 2 (Organisation of Museum Collection) of the Estonian Museum Act

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

Estonia has no official accreditation scheme.

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