2021 Alaska Statutes
Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
Chapter 57. Museums and Natural and Cultural History Repositories
Article 3. Property Held by Museums.
Sec. 14.57.290. Definitions.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 14.57.290 (2021)

In AS 14.57.200 - 14.57.290, unless the context indicates otherwise,

(1) “documented property” means property in the possession of a museum for which the museum has a reasonable means of determining the owner;

(2) “lender” means a person whose name appears on the records of a museum as the person legally entitled to the property held by the museum;

(3) “loan” or “loaned” means a deposit with or deposited with a museum if title to the property is not transferred to the museum or if the agreement for the deposit does not include a provision that the museum acquires title at some time after the deposit is made or an option for the museum to acquire title at some time after the deposit is made;

(4) “museum” means an organized and permanent public institution, including a historical society, historical park, historical site, and historical monument, that is primarily educational, scientific, historical, artistic, or cultural in purpose and that owns, borrows, cares for, studies, archives, or exhibits property;

(5) “property” means tangible animate or inanimate objects under a museum's care that have intrinsic educational, scientific, historical, artistic, aesthetic, or cultural value;

(6) “undocumented property” means property in the possession of a museum for which the museum does not have a reasonable means of determining the owner.

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