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Museums and Galleries Act 1992

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The National Heritage Act 1983E+W

13(1)In paragraph (c) of sections 6(3), 14(3) and 20(3) of the M1National Heritage Act 1983 (which respectively authorise the Boards of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Armouries to dispose of objects comprised in their collections if the disposal is by way of sale or gift to, or exchange with, an institution specified in subsection (4) of the section in question) for the words from “by” to “(4)” there shall be substituted the words “ an exercise of the power conferred by section 6 of the Museums and Galleries Act 1992 ”.E+W

(2)In section 18 of that Act, in subsection (3) (which confers certain powers on the Board of Trustees of the Armouries) after paragraph (c) there shall be added the words and

(d)with the consent of the Secretary of State and subject to such conditions as he may impose, make grants to any person for the purpose of promoting enjoyment, knowledge or understanding of arms and armour.

(3)At the end of that section there shall be added—

(8)The Board may, whether or not for the general purpose mentioned in subsection (1), allow premises occupied or managed by them to be used by other persons (for payment or otherwise) for purposes not connected with the functions mentioned in subsection (2), if the Board are satisfied that to do so would not unduly conflict with those functions.

(4)After that section there shall be inserted—

18A Power of Board to form companies.

(1)With the consent of the Secretary of State and subject to any conditions he may impose, the Board may form or take part in forming one or more bodies corporate which (or each of which) has as its main object or objects one or more of those mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)The objects are—

(a)the production and publication of books, films or other informative material relating to the Board’s collection and record;

(b)the production of replicas or reproductions of objects comprised in their collection or of documents forming part of their record, or of souvenirs;

(c)the sale (whether or not at an hour when the collection is open to the public for viewing) of informative material relating to their collection or record, of replicas or reproductions of objects comprised in their collection or of documents forming part of their record, or of souvenirs or other goods;

(d)the provision (whether or not at such an hour) of catering or car parking or other services or facilities for the public at any premises occupied or managed by the Board; and

(e)any other object or objects incidental to the Board’s functions.

(3)The Board may hold interests in any such body, exercise rights conferred by the holding of interests in it, and provide financial or other assistance to or in respect of it (including assistance by way of guarantee of its obligations).

(4)This section is without prejudice to any power of the Board to undertake anything mentioned in subsection (2) by virtue of section 18.

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I1Sch. 8 para. 13 wholly in force at 1.9.1992, see s. 11(4) and S.I. 1992/1874, art. 2

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