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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., 06/26/2022
E.g., 06/26/2022
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Title Artist/Origin Former Accession Date Created Department Deaccession Datesort ascending
Skewer Hester Bateman (British, 1709-1794) 1955.363 1782-1783 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Samuel Hennell (British) 1956.20 1813-1814 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer James Beebe (British) 1955.179 1829-1830 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer firm of William Chawner (British), firm of William Eley (British), firm of William Fearn (British) 1955.204 1813-1814 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Peter Bateman (British, 1740-1825) 1955.364 1782-1783 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer firm of George Smith (British), firm of William Fearn (British) 1956.21 1791-1792 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer probably by William Stevenson (British) 1955.180 1816-1817 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Robert Cruikshank (British) 1955.205 1784-1785 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Hester Bateman (British, 1709-1794) 1955.365 1779-1780 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer William Eley (British), William Fearn (British) 1956.22 1821-1822 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Ribbon-Back Settee England (?), 19th century (?) 1953.377 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Charles Wright (British) 1955.181 1773-1774 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Scotland, Glasgow, 19th century 1955.182 1828-1829 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Monastery Chair France, 16th century 1921.570 1500s Medieval Art May 31, 1998
Skewer William Chawner (British) 1955.206 1820-1821 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Stephen Adams (British) 1955.366 1806-1807 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Richard Crossley (British) 1956.23 1792-1793 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Thomas Doxsey (British) 1955.183 1766-1777 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer James Beebe (British) 1955.207 1834-1835 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Stephen Adams (British) 1955.367 1789-1790 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998

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