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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
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Titlesort descending Artist/Origin Former Accession Date Created Department Deaccession Date
"Rose du Barry" Plate China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Qianlong mark and reign (1735-1795) 1956.714 1736-1795 Chinese Art October 20, 2005
A Warrior (copy after the Borghese Gladiator) Unknown, 19th or early 20th century 1942.793 1800s or early 1900s European Painting and Sculpture September 6, 2010
Amida Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) 1917.1017 late 17th century Japanese Art February 28, 1999
Amphora with Spiked Handles Italy, Latium, Italic, 3rd quarter 7th Century BC 1995.64 650-625 BC Greek and Roman Art March 28, 2021
Amphora with Spiked Handles Italy, Latium, Italic, 3rd quarter 7th Century BC 1995.65 650-625 BC Greek and Roman Art March 28, 2021
Apple-green Vase China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Kangxi reign (1661-1722) 1942.682 1662--1722 Chinese Art June 4, 2000
Apulian Gnathia Flat-Bodied Epichysis Italy, Middle Gnathia, 4th Century BC 1986.201 340-320 BC Greek and Roman Art March 1, 2009
Apulian Gnathia Lekythos Italy, Middle Gnathia, 4th Century BC 1986.203 340-330 BC Greek and Roman Art March 1, 2009
Apulian Gnathia Round-Bellied Epichysis Italy, Middle Gnathia, 4th Century BC 1986.202 c. 340-320 BC Greek and Roman Art March 1, 2009
Apulian or Campanian Red-Figure Lid with Bowl South Italy, Apulia, 4th Century BC 1986.200 4th century BC Greek and Roman Art March 1, 2009
Apulian Volute-Krater Darius Painter (Italian) 1988.41 c. 330 BC Greek and Roman Art March 1, 2009
Aquamanile Shaped as a Man's Bust Germany (?), 19th Century, Gothic Revival 1974.195 19th century Medieval Art May 31, 1998
Armchair England, 18th century 1922.54 1740-1765 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Armchair England, 17th century 1942.572 1670-1690 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Armchair England, period of Charles II, 17th Century 1942.573 1680-1685 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Armchair England, Transition Period, James II to William and Mary, 17th Century 1942.575 1685-1695 Decorative Art and Design September 5, 2011
Armchair France, 18th century 1942.600 1700-1725 Decorative Art and Design June 5, 2011
Autumn Horse Hua Yan (Chinese, 1682-about 1765) 1985.28 1733 Chinese Art October 20, 2005
Bagpipe Player Germany, Nuremberg, 17th century 1970.361 c. 1600 European Painting and Sculpture September 6, 2010
Baluster Vase China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Kangxi reign (1661-1722) 1942.707 1662-1722 Chinese Art June 4, 2000

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