2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 34 - Property, Conveyances and Security Transactions
Chapter 23 - Museums - Loaned Property
Section 34-23-102 - Notice to Lender.
34-23-102. Notice to lender.
(a) If a museum accepts a loan of property on or after July 1, 1992 for a period of time exceeding ninety (90) days that is not subject to a written loan agreement, the museum shall give the lender the written notice required by this section.
(b) If a museum holds loaned property acquired between July 1, 1982 and June 30, 1992 which is not subject to a written loan agreement, or holds loaned property acquired prior to July 1, 1982 which is not subject to a written loan agreement and which is not subject to subsection (f) of this section, the museum may give the lender the written notice required by this section.
(c) Notice to a lender by a museum shall be deemed given under this chapter if sent by certified mail to the lender's address, return receipt requested. If the lender's address is not available to the museum or if proof of receipt is not received by the museum, notice shall be by publication at least once a week for three (3) successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in both the county in which the museum is located and the county of the lender's address, if any.
(d) The notice shall contain the lender's name, the lender's address, the date of the loan, a description of the property loaned, the name, address and telephone number of the appropriate office or official to be contacted at the museum for information regarding the loan, an explanation of the lender's responsibilities to notify the museum of any change of address or ownership pursuant to W.S. 34-23-103, an explanation of the lender's right to file a notice of intent to preserve an interest pursuant to W.S. 34-23-104 and an explanation of when a museum acquires title to property originally loaned to it as provided in W.S. 34-23-104(b).
(e) For purposes of this section, a museum is located in the county of its principal place of business or in the county in which any branch of the museum is located if the loan is made to the museum branch.
(f) If a museum holds loaned property acquired prior to July 1, 1982 which is not subject to a written loan agreement, and more than ten (10) years have elapsed without written donor contact indicating the deposit is not a gift, the deposit is presumed to be a gift. The presumption of a gift under this subsection may be rebutted by submission of written documentation by the lender prior to July 1, 1995 establishing that the deposit was a loan. Failure by the lender to submit documentation to the museum under this subsection prior to July 1, 1995 shall result in transfer of ownership of the loaned property to the museum.