822. Gifts of works of art to the nation.

822.     Gifts of works of art to the nation.

In any case where a work of art is given for the benefit of the public or the nation1, and the donor has made no provision as to the person2 responsible for its care3, it will vest in such specified bodies4 as the Secretary of State may direct5. If, however, the body in whom a gift by will would otherwise so vest determines that the work of art is not fit to be part of its collection, the work of art, unless