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2(1)The Board shall consist of [F1fourteen] members (in this Schedule referred to as “trustees”) of whom—E+W
(a)one shall be appointed by the National Gallery Board from among the members of that Board; and
(b)the remainder shall be appointed by the Prime Minister;
and the trustees shall appoint one of their number to be chairman.
(2)At least three of the trustees shall be practising artists.
(3)In appointing any trustee, the Prime Minister shall have regard to the desirability of that person’s having knowledge and experience which would be of use to the Board in exercising their functions.
(4)No trustee shall be appointed for a period of more than five years.
(5)A trustee appointed by the National Gallery Board shall cease to be a trustee—
(a)if he ceases to be a member of that Board; or
(b)if he resigns his office as trustee by notice in writing addressed to that Board;
and any other trustee may resign his office by notice in writing addressed to the Prime Minister.
(6)A person shall cease to be chairman—
(a)if he resigns as such by notice in writing addressed to the Board; or
(b)if he ceases to be a trustee.
(7)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, a trustee or chairman shall hold and vacate office in accordance with the terms of his appointment.
(8)A person who ceases to be a trustee or chairman shall be eligible for re-appointment.
(9)Any appointment by virtue of which a person holds office as one of the Tate Gallery Trustees immediately before the day of the Board’s establishment—
(a)shall have effect on and after that day as an appointment under paragraph (b) of sub-paragraph (1) above or, if he was appointed by the National Gallery Board, paragraph (a) of that sub-paragraph; and
(b)shall, notwithstanding sub-paragraph (4) above, so have effect until the expiration of the period for which that person was appointed as one of the Tate Gallery Trustees.
(10)Any appointment made by the Tate Gallery Trustees under or by virtue of which a person holds office, immediately before the day of the Board’s establishment,—
(a)as one of the National Gallery Trustees, or
(b)as a member of the National Gallery Board,
shall have effect on and after that day as an appointment made by the Board, but subject to the provisions of Schedule 1 to this Act.
(11)Any reference in this paragraph (other than sub-paragraph (10) above) to the National Gallery Board shall be construed, as respects any time before the establishment of that Board, as a reference to the National Gallery Trustees, and references to a member of that Board shall be construed accordingly.
(12)The Lord President of the Council may by order made by statutory instrument—
(a)amend sub-paragraph (1) above by varying the number of members of the Board for the time being there specified; or
(b)amend sub-paragraph (2) above by varying the number of trustees for the time being there specified who must be practising artists.
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