A point I wanted to make before the holiday (and other impediments to blogging): I don't know if it comes through on the blog, but I'm not the world's biggest fan of the AAMD approach to deaccessioning. Yes, it's true. But, putting two recent posts together gives, I think, a reasonable outline of an alternative approach:
1. Judge each case on its merits.
2. Trust the intelligence and professionalism of museum professionals and the seriousness of responsible boards of trustees.
There. Is that so hard?