Rosenbach Museum and Library to Deaccession Paintings by Walter Greaves

At its quarterly meeting on October 26, 2010, the Board of Trustees of the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia voted unanimously to deaccession thirteen paintings by the British artist Walter Greaves (1846-1930).

Deaccessioning is the term museums use to describe the permanent removal, by sale or by gift, of items from their collections. There are two essential parts of deaccessioning: making the decision in the first place, and then allocating the proceeds.

The Rosenbach Museum & Library
seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs, and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections.

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