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The National Park Service posts notices of proposed deaccessions and items available for deaccession at this site. Notices are posted for 45 days.
NPS does not deaccession museum items by sale. The items posted at this site may be deaccessioned only by exchange or conveyance (donation). The NPS may only donate museum items to institutions that are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of natural or cultural heritage and qualified to manage museum collections. Private institutions must be exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Notices of proposed deaccessions include the name of the intended recipient, a brief description of the items to be deaccessioned, and a contact for additional information.
Click here for a current list of proposed deaccessions.
Notices of items available for deaccession include an image of the item, a brief description, and a contact for additional information.
Click on a category for a list of items available for deaccession. If a category is not linked there are no related items available for deaccessioning at this time. Watch for frequent updates.
The American Association of Museums (AAM) has launched the Collections Exchange Center (CEC), a secure online forum through which its nearly 3,000 institutional member museums can buy, sell, trade, or donate deaccessioned objects with one another at www.aam-us.org.
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