deaccession(redirected from deaccessions)
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v. de·ac·ces·sioned, de·ac·ces·sion·ing, de·ac·ces·sions
To remove (an object) from a collection, especially in order to sell it and purchase other objects: "He also denied that ... friends of the museum were permitted to buy ... pieces that were deaccessioned" (New York Times).
To remove an object or objects from a collection.
or de-ac•ces•sion(ˌdi ækˈsɛʃ ən)
1. to remove (an object) from the permanent collections of a museum, library, or similar repository, usu. through a sale or trade.n.
2. the act or fact of deaccessioning an object.
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|Verb||1.||deaccession - sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works; "The museum deaccessioned several important works of this painter"|
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"