846. Vesting, lending and disposal of objects held for purposes of the Imperial War Museum.

All objects given, bequeathed or otherwise acquired for the purposes of the Imperial War Museum1 at the time of the establishment of the Board of Trustees2 were vested in the board for the museum's purposes3; and all objects which are at any subsequent time expressly given or bequeathed to the public, or to the nation, or to the board for the purposes of the museum, or given or bequeathed by words showing an intention that the gifts should inure to or for the benefit of the museum, or which are acquired by purchase or otherwise for the purposes of