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.
Country details for Germany
|Official name:||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Number of residents:||82,67 million|
|Number of museums:||6,712|
Deaccessioning possibilities in Germany:
Germany has no national (nor Länder) legislation on deaccessioning and disposal.
The German Museums Association (Deutscher Museumsbund) has developed a guideline on deaccessioning and disposal in 2011:
Germany has no other tools on deaccessioning and disposal.
Germany has no national classification system for museum objects.
NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS
Germany has no national register of museum objects.
Germany has no official museum accreditation scheme.