Deaccessioning in Germany
Almost all cultural heritage issues are not part of the national law, but of the Länder. This means there is no national legislation on deaccessioning and disposal.
Any specific legislation on this subject has not been found in the Länder legislation neither. There is a national guideline on deaccessioning, developed and published by the German Museums Association, in 2011. However, the act on deaccessioning and disposal seems to be still something alien to German museum professionals. The realization that it will become a necessity is growing, but practical implementation is not common.