Has anyone from your organization ever suggested that you should just throw away some of the collection to make room for new stuff? While almost every museum has some items that really shouldn’t be there, deaccessioning (the process of disposing of, selling or trading objects from a museum collection) should not be undertaken lightly.

Learn about the process of deaccessioning, from making the initial decision to choosing the method of disposal, and everything in between.

Presented by the AASLH Small Museums Committee.

Kathleen Byrne, National Park Service