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.
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Legislation, Classification systems, National register of objects, and Accreditation scheme
Deaccessioning possibilities in Greece:
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.
For the Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage in General
Transfer of ownership of objects forming part of collections of recognized museums which belong to a legal person of public law or local government agencies or legal persons of private laws of the broader public sector maybe exceptionally allowed, either to the state, upon authorization by the Minister of Culture, following an opinion of the Council, preferably to such legal persons for the purpose of being deposited to another museum collection”
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