Greece

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Project Description

Deaccessioning in Greece

Greece adheres very strict legislation on deaccessioning and disposal and follows the Latin museological tradition in this sense.

When asked about the (legal) possibilities, the Ministry of Culture answered that the disposal of antiquities is not possible. As they are state-owned, they are imprescriptible. In theory, transfer of objects between museums is possible, but it seems not a common procedure.

Country details for Greece

Official name: Hellenic Republic
Number of residents: 10,75 million
Number of museums: 176
Parameters: Legislation, Classification systems, National register of objects, and Accreditation scheme

Deaccessioning possibilities in Greece:

LEGISLATION

Greece adheres to the law 3028 For the Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage in General. There is no legislation on deaccessioning and disposal, only on the transfer of museum objects.

law 3028 For the Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage in General §4-45-11

GUIDELINES

Greece has no guidelines on deaccessioning and disposal.

OTHER TOOLS

Greece has no other tools on deaccessioning and disposal.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Greece has a classification system for museum objects

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

Greece has a national register for museum objects, called the national inventory of Monuments.

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

Greece has an official museum accreditation scheme, that is administered by the Ministry of Culture.

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