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Deaccessioned Art

It is standard professional practice for museums to routinely evaluate their collections to ensure that the highest standards of collecting and display are maintained. From time to time, it is necessary to remove one or more works of art from the museum’s permanent collection in accordance with the standards determined by the Association of Art Museum Directors. This practice is known as deaccessioning.

The Cleveland Museum of Art maintains a cautious approach toward deaccessioning. A work of art may be a candidate for deaccessioning due to lack of relevancy to the museum’s mission, duplication in the collection, poor quality or condition, repatriation, false attribution, or the museum’s inability to adequately care for or store the work of art due particular needs or requirements.

The following list outlines the works of art that have been deaccessioned from the museum’s collection since 1998.

E.g., 07/06/2022
E.g., 07/06/2022
Filter by the date CMA deaccessioned the artwork
Title Artist/Origin Former Accessionsort descending Date Created Department Deaccession Date
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.849 1615-1868 Japanese Art October 20, 2005
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.850 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.852 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.853 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.854 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.855 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.857 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.858 probably 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.859 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.861 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.862 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.863 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.865 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.867 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.869 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.870 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.871 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.872 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.873 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.875 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999

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