Deaccessioning in the United Kingdom
The UK has been one of the frontrunners regarding the development of deaccessioning and disposal tools.
The latest guideline (Disposal Toolkit) was published in 2014. It came with an appendix on financially motivated disposal. This was due to the fact that the past years, unethical disposal with profit as main goal became a trend. With the appendix, the British Museums Association tried to regulate this.
On a legislative level, there is quite some information available. However, the scope of these laws only covers national museums. Museums owned or subsidized by other governmental levels, are not obliged to follow national legislation.