850. Vesting, lending and disposal of objects held for purposes of the National Maritime Museum.

All objects which at the time of the establishment of the Board of Trustees of the National Maritime Museum1 formed part of the Naval Museum of the Royal Naval College at Greenwich2, or were in the possession of certain specified trusts3, are vested in the board for the museum's purposes4, as are all objects which (1) are expressly given or bequeathed to the public or to the nation or to the board for the museum's purpose5; (2) are given or bequeathed by words showing an intention that the gifts should inure to, or for the benefit of, the museum6;