Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Deaccessioning and Disposition of Collections: Ethical and Legal Issues Presented by Sandra Morton Weizman – Museum Consultant – and Meaghan Patterson – Executive Director/CEO, Alberta Museums Association. The deaccessioning of museum collections has become a vital topic in recent years as collecting institutions face increasingly restricted storage space and resources. As museums refine their collections to ensure relevance to mandates and communities, there is a need for increased attention to practices in deaccessioning and disposition to ensure the overall sustainability and health of both the museum collections and the public trust. A consortium of museums and related entities across Alberta initiated this research earlier this year and many B.C. museums contributed knowledge and experience to the process. Join Sandra Morton Weizman, Museum Consultant, and Meaghan Patterson, Executive Director / CEO, Alberta Museums Association, to hear the results from the process and ways we can come together to understand best practices for deaccessioning in our institutions.