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(1)For paragraph (1) of the Schedule to the Imperial War Museum Act, 1920 (which relates to the membership of the Board of Trustees of that Museum), there shall be substituted the paragraph set out in the Schedule of this Act.
(2)Her Majesty may from time to time by Order in Council make further provision with respect to the membership of the said Board, and vary the said paragraph (1) or any previous Order in Council made under this section.
(3)A draft of any Order in Council under this section shall be laid before each House of Parliament.
(4)This section shall come into force on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and fifty-six.
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(1)The said Board shall have power F1. . . to lend any objects belonging to the Imperial War Museum—
(a)for public exhibition in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, or
(b)to any Government Department or other authority or institution in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.
(2)The Board shall give special consideration to any application for a loan—
(a)for public exhibition, or
(b)for display in any permanent headquarters or other establishment belonging to the armed forces of the Crown.
(3)A loan under this section shall be made on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Board may think fit, F2. . ..
(4)In the case of an object which has been given or bequeathed to the Museum, the powers conferred by this section shall not be exercisable—
(a)until fifteen years have elapsed since the date of the gift or bequest, unless the donor or his personal representatives, or the personal representatives of the testator, as the case may be, have consented to the exercise of those powers; or
(b)in any manner inconsistent with any condition attached to the gift or bequest unless either twenty-five years have elapsed since the said date, or the donor or his personal representatives, or the personal representatives of the testator, as the case may be, have consented to the exercise of those powers in that manner.
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This Act may be cited as the Imperial War Museum Act 1955, and the Imperial War Museum Act 1920, and this Act may be cited together as the Imperial War Museum Acts 1920 and 1955.
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