Museum Services

Deaccession Methods

Public Auction

The preferred method for most deaccession activity, public auctions provide a transparent and timely method for selling artworks.

Private Sale

On occasion museums find themselves in possession of goods that are either of very low value or better suited to a sensitive and discreet disposal. Revere has the ability to service all these needs.

Dispersal of Native American Objects

Revere prides itself on having the most thoughtful and forward-thinking stance on the sale and dispersal of Native American objects in the USA. Working with tribes, donors, NGOs, and collectors, Revere strives to make sure owners of objects understand their meaning to the tribes that made them and their value in the market. Revere also provides an important layer of anonymity which allows for a more measured dialogue between all parties.

Revere is the only American auction house with a published ethics policy on this subject.