Sweden

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Project Description

Deaccessioning in Sweden

Sweden has legislation and guidelines on deaccessioning and disposal since 2017.

Before that, however, individual museums had their own written policies on the subject. In Sweden, the starting point for museum work is the individual museum, more than the national heritage. In this manner, it inclines far more to the Anglo-Saxon tradition than the Latin tradition.

The museum law keeps the details on deaccessioning and disposal small, leaving enough space for museums to develop their own policies. The Guideline on deaccessioning is a broad and clear document, based upon the Norwegian guideline on disposal and the UK Disposal Toolkit 2014

Country details for Sweden

Official name: Kingdom of Sweden
Number of residents: 9,903 million
Number of museums: 310
Parameters: Legislation and Guidelines

Deaccessioning possibilities in Sweden:

LEGISLATION

In 2017 the Museum Law has been adopted. In this Law an article is dedicated to the management of collections.

Management of Collections

GUIDELINES

In november 2o17 the Swedish guidelines on deaccessioning (God samlingsförvaltning – stöd för museer i gallringsprocessen) were published.

 

OTHER TOOLS

There are no other tools for deaccessioning and disposal found in Sweden.

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

There is no classification system for museum objects found in Sweden.

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

There is no national register system for museum objects found in Sweden.

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

There is no official accreditation scheme for museums found in Sweden.

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