Deaccessioning Policy (UP11)


Issued May 2022 by the Office of the University Counsel

The Office of the University Counsel has issued these Explanatory Notes to provide information regarding the Deaccessioning Policy and any associated Procedures, Rules, or Guidelines. 
Pursuant to the Regulatory Framework Policy (GA2), the Policy and any associated Procedure and Rules set out requirements that must be adhered to by members of the UBC community. However, Guidelines are non-binding and are merely intended to provide guidance to the UBC community. Guidelines may include illustrative examples, best practices, or recommendations. Similarly, these Explanatory Notes are informational only and do not have any regulatory effect.
The Responsible Executive(s) have primary responsibility for the implementation and administration of the Policy and any associated Procedures and Rules. Any questions regarding implementation and administration should be directed to the Responsible Executive(s). Any questions regarding the interpretation of the Policy and any associated Procedures and Rules may be directed to the Office of the University Counsel.
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Policy Short Title: Deaccessioning Policy
Policy Long Title: Deaccession of Works of Art and/or Cultural Materials for the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the University Library, and the Museum of Anthropology
Policy Number: UP11

View the Deaccessioning Policy and Related Documents:
Deaccessioning Policy and Associated Procedures

Policy Date: July 2019
Procedures Date: September 2019

Responsible Executive(s): Provost and Vice-President, Academic (UBC Vancouver)

Responsible Board Committee: Learning & Research Committee

Related Policies: Regulatory Framework Policy (GA2)

Related Legislation: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165)