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
|Number of residents:||17,02 million|
|Number of museums:||694|
|Parameters:||Legislation, Guidelines, Other tools, and Accreditation scheme|
Deaccessioning possibilities in the Netherlands:
Online database for museums to present their proposed disposals www.afstotingsdatabase.nl
Collections Assessment tool: Op de Museale Weegschaal (Assessing Museum Collections)
The Netherlands have no form of national classification of museum objects.
NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS
The Netherlands have no national register of museum objects