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National Galleries of Scotland Act 1906

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4A Board’s general functions.S

(1)So far as is practicable and subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall—

(a)care for, preserve and add to the objects in their collections,

(b)secure that the objects are exhibited to the public,

(c)secure that the objects are available to persons seeking to inspect them in connection with study or research, and

(d)generally promote the public’s enjoyment and understanding of the Fine Arts both by means of the Board’s collections and by such other means as they consider appropriate.

(2)For those purposes the Board may, subject to the provisions of this Act—

(a)provide education, instruction and advice and carry out research, and

(b)enter into any contracts or other agreements including (subject to subsection (4)) contracts for the acquisition and disposal of land.

(3)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board may do such things (including requiring payment for admission or for other services or for goods provided by them) as they think necessary or expedient—

(a)for preserving, and increasing the utility of, their collections,

(b)for securing the due administration of anything vested in or acquired by them, and any premises occupied or managed by them under or by virtue of this Act, and

(c)otherwise for the purposes of their functions.

(4)The Board shall not enter into any contract or agreement for the acquisition or disposal of land (except a contract of agreement for a period not exceeding one year) without the consent of the Secretary of State.

(5)The Board may allow premises owned or occupied by them, or any of their resources or services, to be used by other persons (for payment or otherwise) for purposes not connected with the Board’s functions if they are satisfied that to do so would not conflict unduly with those functions.

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