Deaccessioning: It’s Not A Four-Letter Word

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      The Small Museums Online Community ( invites members of the Connecting to Collections Community to an online event: Deaccessioning: It’s Not A Four-Letter Word.

      Thursday, June 7, 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern (login at 1:45 p.m.)

      Has anyone from your organization ever suggested that you should just throw away some of the collection to make room for new stuff? While almost every museum has some items that really shouldn’t be there, deaccessioning (the process of disposing of, selling or trading objects from a museum collection) should not be undertaken lightly. Learn about the process of deaccessioning, from making the initial decision to choosing the method of disposal, and everything in between. This Small Museum Online Community Event features Anne Ackerson from the Museum Association of New York and Kathleen Byrne from the National Parks Service.

      Learning Times will host this online event. If you’ve never participated in a Learning Times Event/Webinar, please go to right now to test your computer and ensure you can connect.

      On Thursday, June 7, about 15 minutes before the event starts, go to to attend. You only need to enter your name and city to participate.

      If you have any questions about the event, please contact Kathy Lang, AASLH Small Museums Committee member and SMOC Mayor for Events, at

      To learn more about the Small Museums Online Community, check out this 5-minute, virtual tour:

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