Definition of deaccession
: to sell or otherwise dispose of (an item in a collection) the museum deaccessioned several paintings
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The traditional quilter’s resourcefulness in repurposing scraps resonates as well with the artist’s own use of old, unwanted films (many of them deaccessioned by the Fashion Institute of Technology).
The book covers came from the library of the African American Studies department at the University of California, Berkeley, which was deaccessioning obsolete items.
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