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National Maritime Museum Act 1934

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2Establishment of Board of trustees and duties of the Board

(1)For the purpose of managing the Museum there shall be established a Board of trustees (in this Act referred to as " the Board ") who shall be a body corporate by the name of the Trustees of the National Maritime Museum with perpetual succession and a common seal.

(2)The Board shall be constituted and their proceedings shall be determined in accordance with the provisions contained in the Second Schedule to this Act.

(3)The Board shall have the general management and control of the Museum and for that purpose may—

(a)make such regulations as they think necessary for securing the due administration of the Museum and preserving the objects collected therein, including regulations requiring payment to be made for admission to the Museum;

(b)exchange, sell or otherwise dispose of any duplicate objects vested in them for the purposes of the Museum, and with the consent of the Treasury exchange, sell or otherwise dispose of any objects so vested which the Board consider to be not required for the purposes of the Museum;

(c)with any moneys which, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, are available for the purpose, purchase any object which in the opinion of the Board it is desirable to acquire for the Museum;

(d)on such terms and subject to such conditions as the Board think fit lend any objects vested in them for the purposes of the Museum to any gallery, museum or exhibition approved for the purposes of this provision by the Treasury;

(e)subject to the consent of the Treasury transfer or lend to any Government Department or to the trustees or other persons having the management of any gallery, museum or other institution in Great Britain which is in receipt of moneys provided by Parliament, any objects vested in the Board for the purposes of the Museum which, in the opinion of the Board, would more properly be under the control or management of that Department or of those trustees or other persons, as the case may be;

(f)subject to the provisions of this Act, do such other things as appear to them necessary or expedient for furthering the interests and increasing the utility of the Museum:

Provided that the powers conferred by this section of selling or otherwise disposing of, or lending or transferring, any object, shall not be exercised in any manner inconsistent with any condition attached to any gift or bequest by virtue or in consequence of which that object was vested in the Board for the purposes of the Museum.

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