On 30 September 19631 the functions of the trustees of the British Museum2 with respect to the Natural History Museum were transferred to the trustees of the Natural History Museum (known as the 'Natural History trustees') who now have the general management and control of that museum3. The Natural History trustees are a body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal4.
On 30 September 1963 the following property vested in the Natural History trustees5: (1) the objects vested immediately before that date in the trustees of the British Museum and comprised in the collections of the British Museum (Natural
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