Commentary

116.4 Due diligence—non-national museums

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
| Commentary

116.4 Due diligence—non-national museums

| Commentary

116.4 Due diligence—non-national museums

In accordance with standard good practice, non-national museums seeking to borrow objects should exercise due diligence in satisfying themselves that the lender has good title to the object1. They should take reasonable steps to satisfy themselves that the object has not been wrongfully taken2, stolen or illegally exported3.

Where a museum is seeking to borrow an object and believes that the object is the subject of a claim, or is likely to become the subject of a claim, then it should not proceed with the loan4.

If a museum comes into possession of new information which indicates that

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