Deaccessioning in Finland
Finland has some legislation on deaccessioning and disposal, and an unofficial guideline, called Deaccessioning. Shared Experiences from Finland, distributed by the Finnish Museums Association.
Deaccessioning and disposal is a much bespoke subject in Finland. Museum professionals regard destruction as the most used form of disposal and are relatively hesistant to sale as form of disposal. In the aforementioned publication, the maximum lifespan of a museum object within a collection is brought up. This presents a new form of thinking on deaccessioning and disposal, on a philosophical level.
Next to this, it is common for individual museums to have their own policy on deaccessioning and disposal.