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BAILMENT vol 3(1)
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J: MUSEUM BAILMENTS

1: LOANS AND OTHER BAILMENTS OF CULTURAL OBJECTS

92 Subject matter and scope

This section examines the legal relations that arise when institutions such as museums or learned societies lend or borrow cultural objects1. It deals mainly with the lending activity of museums and galleries, but it also covers loans to and from other institutions2 and by individuals to institutions3. The delivery or acceptance of cultural objects for a limited period or purpose is a common activity among museums and similar bodies, which may lend or borrow for a variety of purposes: public exhibition, academic research, deposit pending resolution

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