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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., 06/28/2022
E.g., 06/28/2022
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Title Artist/Origin Former Accession Date Created Department Deaccession Datesort ascending
Ewer Stand style of Pierre Reymond (French, c. 1513–after 1584) 1940.139 19th century Medieval Art May 31, 1998
Bowl with Portrait of a Crowned Woman Spain, Valencia, 19th or early 20th century 1945.29 19th or early 20th century Medieval Art May 31, 1998
Skewer John Irish (Irish) 1955.200 c. 1760 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Hester Bateman (British, 1709-1794) 1955.361 1783-1784 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer Ireland, Dublin, 19th century 1956.19 1807-1808 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
Skewer John Beldon (British) 1955.202 1802-1803 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998
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
Aquamanile Shaped as a Man's Bust Germany (?), 19th Century, Gothic Revival 1974.195 19th century Medieval Art May 31, 1998
Skewer England, London, 18th century 1955.203 1798-1799 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 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 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 Robert Cruikshank (British) 1955.205 1784-1785 Decorative Art and Design May 31, 1998

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