24:52:02:01. Justification. Deaccessioning is the process of permanently removing an object from a museum collection. The board may deaccession museum objects under any of the following circumstances:
(1) The objects have lost their physical integrity, identity, or authenticity;
(2) The objects are no longer relevant and useful to the purposes and activities of the museum;
(3) The museum cannot store, preserve, or use the objects under conditions that are consistent with professional standards in the Manual for Museums and Code of Ethics for Museums;
(4) The collection would be improved through the sale or exchange of objects for new acquisitions; or
(5) The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 Pub. L. No. 101-601; 25 U.S.C. § 3001-3013; 104 Stat. 3048-3058, as in effect on January 1, 1994, applies to the objects.
Source: 13 SDR 23, effective September 1, 1986; 20 SDR 114, effective January 23, 1994; 44 SDR 43, effective September 12, 2017.
General Authority: SDCL 1-19A-11.
Law Implemented: SDCL 1-19A-11.
References: Manual for Museums, by Ralph H. Lewis, Washington: National Park Service. Copies may be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Code of Ethics for Museums, Washington: American Association of Museums. Copies may be obtained from the American Association of Museums, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.
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