De-accessioned Items Lists
Looking for objects for your museum? See link to de-accession lists below
Does your museum have a list of de-accessioned objects to share with MPMA members? Let us help you find new owners. Contact MPMA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms for Posting
Posted items must be owned by the posting museum and no longer relate to it's mission. Items must have been approved for de-accessioning by the museum's director. Lists are posted for two months.
Items to Be De-Accessioned
The Washington County Historical Association has the following deaccessioned items for which they would like to find a new home:
Item #1 No longer available.
Item #3 Chairs, four total, each in different stages of deterioration, leather seat
Item #4 Folding chair, wood, has a symbol on the underside of the seat, possibly Free Masons- (no number or history found)
Item #5 Iron (Frigidare) No history found- It is a large electric iron used for pressing items such as sheets.
Item #6 Folding chair, wood with dark blue leather seat—(accession # 2678) Folding chair was left in Reckmeyer house by a renter between 1952-1972.
Item #7 Doll buggy, Wicker, 28” long and 27” high, 11” wide – has striped interior padding , wire wheels, rubber tires ( no history) (accession- 6367)
Item #8 Folding chair, metal with burgundy cloth seat, (no number or no history)
Item #9 (Captain’s chair), wood, red painted spindles and black chair, (accession#1513) Belonged to Dora Klindt. (no history )
Item #10 Chairs, folding, wood, child’s- came from Washington Community Church in Washington, Nebraska (accession#3995)
Museum of the Rockies has produced a list of recently deaccessioned or retired items from its history collection. The comprehensive list can be found on our website: https://www.museumoftherockies.org/research/collections/deaccessioned/
MOR’s goal is to locate a new home for these objects with the intent that they will help further the mission of another institution or organization. Please do not wait, as these lists will expire on August 1, 2019.
The City of Greeley Museums has produced another list of newly deaccessioned or retired items offered unconditionally with the instructions to dispose of them as is practical, preferably to another institution or cultural organization.
Greeley Museums declines items that do not meet our Mission to “preserve and interpret the history of the Colorado high plains region with an emphasis on the City of Greeley and Weld County.” By policy, the Greeley Museums may deaccession an item for several reasons, but the items offered here are from the following two categories:
1. Non-relevance: Any artifact no longer relevant or compatible with the City of Greeley Museums’ mission statement may be disposed of properly.
2. Maintenance: Any artifact that cannot be properly stored, preserved or used in a professional manner to insure its integrity may be disposed of. This situation may result from undue size, excessive quantities of similar artifacts, fragility, or other unique circumstances.
Please peruse the list located at: https://greeleymuseums.com/deaccessions/
If you see a group of items, or even a single item that is of interest to you, please contact me as instructed in the link above. It should be noted that interested parties must make arrangements to retrieve items, or will be responsible for the cost of shipping.
Our mission with these items now is to locate a new home for them with the intent that they will help further the mission of that Institution or Organization. Please do not wait, though, as this list will expire on June 30th, 2019 and we hope to hear from you soon!
Sarah Saxe, Curator of Collections
Items for Sale by Museums
Storage or Office Equipment
BUYERS: Looking for a bargain? Contact the seller directly.SELLERS: Does your museum have items to sell or give away? Let us help you find new owners. We will post them on this page. Contact MPMA at email@example.com
Terms for Posting
Items to be posted must be owned by the selling museum. Please submit a jpeg (72-96 dpi) and description of the actual item, purchase price, contact information and shipping details. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post your listing. Items will be posted for 2 months.
Gently used Fire King cabinets for sale:
The Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist is looking to sell some of their Fire King cabinets, located on campus in the Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. All are in good-to-excellent condition, have keys, and range in age from 3-7 years old. Only condition is that the buyer picks them up! We have hands and carts to help load but transport and unloading is up to you.
Marieka Arksey, Collections Manager
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