The Netherlands

The Netherlands 2018-01-17T09:48:36+00:00

Project Description

Deaccessioning in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a country in the North-West of Europe. It has implemented deaccessioning and disposal as tool over 20 years ago.

It now has a law formalizing deaccessioning and has developed its third guideline on deaccessioning in 2016. Next to this, it has developed other tools, such as collections assessment tools and a digital database for museums to present their to be disposed objects. It certainly adheres to the pragmatic way of thinking the Anglo-Saxon tradition does.

Country details for The Netherlands

Official name: Netherlands
Number of residents: 17,02 million
Number of museums: 694
Parameters: Legislation, Guidelines, Other tools, and Accreditation scheme

Deaccessioning possibilities in the Netherlands:

LEGISLATION

Heritage law 2016 -§4.17 – 4.21 describe the process of deaccessioning and disposal

GUIDELINES

OTHER TOOLS

Online database for museums to present their proposed disposals www.afstotingsdatabase.nl

Collections Assessment tool: Op de Museale Weegschaal (Assessing Museum Collections)

 

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

The Netherlands have no form of national classification of museum objects.

NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS

The Netherlands have no national register of museum objects

ACCREDITATION SCHEME

The Netherlands have a accreditation scheme that is administered by the Dutch Museums Register.

www.museumregisternederland.nl

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