Finland

Finland 2018-01-04T12:06:35+00:00

Project Description

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.

Country details for Finland

Official name: Republic of Finland
Number of residents: 5,495 million
Number of museums: 326
Parameters: Legislation, Guidelines, and Other tools

Deaccessioning possibilities in Finland:

LEGISLATION

Specific legislation on deaccessioning and disposal in only found in the

Antiquities Act of 1996 §19

External link to Finnish Antiquities Act

GUIDELINES

Finland has an unofficial guideline on deaccessioning and disposal:

Finnish Museums Association: Deaccessioning. Shared experiences from Finland.

OTHER TOOLS

Finland has no other tools on deaccessioning and disposal.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Finland has no classification system for museum objects.

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

Finland has no national register of museum objects.

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

Finland has no official museum accreditation scheme.

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