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Imperial War Museum Act 1955

1955 CHAPTER 14 3 and 4 Eliz 2

An Act to amend the law relating to the Board of Trustees of the Imperial War Museum, and to extend their powers of lending objects belonging to the Museum.

[29th March 1955]

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I1Act wholly in force at Royal Assent.

1 Constitution of Board of Trustees of Imperial War Museum.E+W+S+N.I.

(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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C1The text of s. 1(1) and Sch. is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

2 Power of lending.E+W+S+N.I.

(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.

(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3

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C2Functions of the Lord President of the Council under s. 2(1) transferred (3.7.1992) to the Secretary of State by virtue of S.I. 1992/1311, art. 3(1), Sch. 1 Pt. I

C3Functions of Minister of Works now exercisable by Secretary of State and property of Minister now transferred to Secretary of State for the Environment: S.I. 1962/1549 and 1970/1681, art. 2

3 Short title and citation.E+W+S+N.I.

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.

Section 1.

SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. CONSTITUTION OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

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C4The text of s. 1(1) and Sch. is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

(1)The Board shall consist of a President and twenty-five other members of whom one shall be the Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum and the remainder shall be appointed as shown in the following Table:—

Number of members appointedAppointing authority
9The Treasury
1The Admirality
1The Secretary of State for War
1The Secretary of State for Air
1The Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations
1The Secretary of State for the Colonies
1The Minister of Education
1The Minister of Works
1The Government of Canada
1The Government of Australia
1The Government of New Zealand
1The Government of the Union of South Africa
1The Government of India
1The Government of Pakistan
1The Government of Ceylon
1The Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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