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Museums Act

Version of section 9 from 2013-12-12 to 2014-08-28:

Marginal note:Capacity and powers

  •  (1) In furtherance of its purpose, the Canadian Museum of History has, subject to this Act, the capacity of a natural person and, elsewhere than in Quebec, the rights, powers and privileges of a natural person. In particular, the Canadian Museum of History may

    • (a) collect objects of historical or cultural interest and other museum material;

    • (b) maintain its collection by preservation, conservation or restoration or the establishment of records or documentation;

    • (c) sell, exchange, give away, destroy or otherwise dispose of museum material in its collection and use any revenue obtained from that disposal to further its collection;

    • (d) lend or borrow museum material on long- or short-term loan;

    • (e) organize, sponsor, arrange for or participate in travelling exhibitions, in Canada and internationally, of museum material in its collection and from other sources;

    • (f) undertake or sponsor any research related to its purpose or to museology, and communicate the results of that research;

    • (g) provide facilities to permit qualified individuals to use or study its collection;

    • (h) promote knowledge and disseminate information related to its purpose, throughout Canada and internationally, by any appropriate means of education and communication;

    • (i) establish and foster liaison with other organizations that have a purpose similar to its own;

    • (j) share the expertise of its staff by undertaking or sponsoring training and apprenticeship programs that relate to its purpose;

    • (k) provide or arrange for professional and technical services to other organizations that have a purpose similar to its own;

    • (l) acquire property by gift, bequest or otherwise, hold that property in trust or otherwise and expend, invest, administer and dispose of that property;

    • (m) develop, operate and maintain branches or exhibition centres;

    • (n) operate restaurants, lounges, parking facilities, shops and other facilities for the use of the public;

    • (o) lease or otherwise make available any of its facilities to other persons; and

    • (p) charge for goods, services and admission and use the revenue so obtained for its own purposes.

  • Marginal note:Restriction

    (2) The Canadian Museum of History may deal with property only in accordance with the terms on which it was acquired or is held.

  • 1990, c. 3, s. 9
  • 2013, c. 38, s. 2

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