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Overview

This book offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums as they acquire, use, and refine their collections. This second edition is completely revised, expanded, and updated, incorporating into the original format the many legal developments that have occured during the past 13 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560987871
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 507
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Marie C. Malaro is an attorney, former legal advisor to the Smithsonian Institution, and the former director of the graduate program in museum studies at George Washington University. She is also the author of Museum Governance: Mission, Ethics, Policy (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Footnote Abbreviations and Citations
Pt. 1 The Museum
Ch. I What Is a Museum? What Is Required of Its Board Members? 3
Ch. II Museums Are Accountable to Whom? 22
Pt. 2 The Collection
Ch. III Collection Management Policies 45
Ch. IV The Acquisition of Objects: Accessioning 58
Ch. V The Disposal of Objects: Deaccessioning 216
Ch. VI Loans: Incoming and Outgoing 239
Ch. VII Unclaimed Loans 284
Ch. VIII International Loans 315
Ch. IX Objects Left in the Temporary Custody of the Museum 349
Ch. X Objects Found in the Collections 355
Ch. XI Promised Gifts 360
Ch. XII Tax Considerations Relevant to Gifts 369
Ch. XIII Appraisals and Authentications 384
Ch. XIV Care of Collections 406
Ch. XV Insurance 418
Ch. XVI Access to the Collections 433
Ch. XVII Visitor and Employee Safety as It Relates to Collections 449
App. A Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, Adopted by the General Conference, UNESCO, at Its Sixteenth Session, Paris, November 14, 1970 457
App. B Title III of Public Law 97-446: Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act 465
App. C Curation of Federally Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections 477
App. D 22 U.S.C. [actual symbol not reproducible] 2459: Immunity from Seizure Statute 498
App. E Public Law 94-158: Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, as Amended 500
Index 503
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