logo-med-resThis session looks beyond traditional policies on using artifacts in historic sites, looks specifically at deaccessioning, and argues for more flexibility with collections. Participants will solve the problem of three real-life case studies. The aim is to consider the pros and cons of mass deaccessioning, and using historic objects in museums and the legal, ethical, and person considerations that go into decisions.

Chair: Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions, Historic New England, Boston, MA; Gwendolen Raley, Museum and Heritage Tourism Director, Indiana Landmarks, Morris-Butler House, Indianapolis, IN; Jay D. Vogt, Director, South Dakota State Historical Society, Pierre, SD