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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) 1916.876 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.877 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.878 second half of the 18th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.879 second half of the 18th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.882 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.883 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.886 19th century Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.887 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.889 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Inro Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.947 1615-1868 Japanese Art June 6, 1999
Landscape Ma Kui (Chinese) 1916.948 1200s Chinese Art October 19, 2005
Knocker Italy, 17th century 1916.96 1600s Decorative Art and Design November 29, 2009
Birds, Trees, and Flowers Japan, Ukiyo-e, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1916.970 1615-1868 Japanese Art February 28, 1999
Deity Riding on the Back of a Flying Fox Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1002 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999
Seated Priest Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1003 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999
Chinese Figure Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1004 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999
One of the Devi Kings Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1005 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999
Monju Seated on a Lion Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1006 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999
Statuette of Seishi Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1007 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999
Chinese Figure Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1008 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999

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