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Protected Heritage


When is an art object indispensable and irreplaceable and so important that the community has an interest in a certain art object not leaving the country but being protected and possibly purchased by the government?

In the year 2022, this topic attracts a great deal of attention. What are museums obliged to do, even if they want to dispose of art objects again; what protection do art objects that are lent out internationally enjoy? All aspects that are connected to the concept of protected heritage.

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A Rotterdam view on degathering

The Municipality of Rotterdam owns a large number of art objects. The objects are housed in various museums. Museums are cutting back and assessing surplus pieces. As a result, the Municipality is confronted with the concept of "de-collecting".

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