De accession

deaccession

[dee-ak-sesh-uhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to sell (a work of art) from a museum's or gallery's collections, especially with a view to acquiring funds for the purchase of other works.
verb (used without object)
2.
to deaccession a work of art from a museum's or gallery's collections.
noun
3.
a deaccessioned work of art.
Also, de-accession.


Origin:
1970–75; de- + accession

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