A policy that addresses the disposal, trade, or sale of any collection item is an essential document for every museum, historic house or other collecting organization.
Paid and unpaid staff plus committee and board members need to be well-informed of your organization’s deaccession policy.
In this StEPs Lab, Ellen Endslow, Director of Collections/Curator for the Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pennsylvania, addresses important points about deaccessioning including what a deaccessioning policy should cover and how to avoid getting into deep deaccession trouble.
Paid and unpaid staff and board members from organizations of all sizes, especially smaller ones, will benefit from this lab.
Participants enrolled in AASLH’s StEPs program will benefit from Ellen’s comments on how they can meet the deaccessioning-related performance indicators in the StEPs workbook.