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  • Deaccessioned Objects from the Permanent Collection

    The Worcester Art Museum regularly evaluates its collections to identify candidates for deaccession (or removal from the collection) by sale, transfer, exchange, disposal, or repatriation. All objects proposed for deaccession are subject to the criteria and procedures outlined in the Museum's Collections Management Policy (approved by the Board of Trustees in 2015) as well as written procedures for deaccession and disposal. All deaccessions are reviewed internally by the Curatorial Division and the Museum Director, and they must be formally approved by the Collections Executive Committee and the full Board of Trustees. Any proceeds from the sale of deaccessions must be used to acquire works of art.

    Download pdf: Deaccessioned Objects from the Permanent Collection in Fiscal Year 2016