Re: What to do when objects where never accessioned?


AAM used to sell a book on this topic. If it’s not on their web site, try calling them to get the name —- or someone on this list may come up with the name! Unfortunately, many museums have this problem – a lot of it is loans that never got picked up. Sometimes it’s better not to accession such things, because then you have a legal responsibility for them. For non-accessioned things you may feel a moral obligation, but your hands are not tied if it’s something of little or no value or something not relevant to your mission.