2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 34 - Property, Conveyances and Security Transactions
Chapter 23 - Museums - Loaned Property
Section 34-23-108 - Limitations on Actions Against the Museum.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 34-23-108 (2021)

34-23-108. Limitations on actions against the museum.

(a) Any action against a museum for damages because of injury to or loss of property loaned to the museum is barred unless commenced within one (1) year from the date the museum provides notice to the lender of the injury or loss or within three (3) years from the date of the injury or loss, whichever occurs earlier.

(b) Any action against a museum to recover property on loan is barred unless commenced within one (1) year from the date the museum provides notice to the lender of its intent to terminate the loan provided under W.S. 34-23-107 or within ten (10) years from the date of notice of intent to preserve an interest in the property is filed with the museum under W.S. 34-23-104, whichever date is earlier.

(c) Property loaned to the museum for which the lender fails to file an action for damages or recovery within the periods specified by subsections (a), (b) and (f) of this section shall be considered donated to the museum.

(d) Notwithstanding subsections (b) and (c) of this section, a lender of property, other than property held by a museum pursuant to W.S. 34-23-102(f), not provided notice of the intention of the museum to terminate a loan and providing proof that the museum received a notice of intent to preserve an interest in loaned property within ten (10) years immediately preceding the filing of an action to recover the property, may recover the property or if the property has been disposed of, the reasonable value of the property at the time of disposition plus interest at five percent (5%) per year.

(e) Any person purchasing property from a museum acquires good title to the property if the museum represents that title to the property has been acquired pursuant to this chapter.

(f) Any action against a museum to recover property held by the museum pursuant to W.S. 34-23-102(f) is barred from and after July 1, 1995 unless the lender submits the documentation required by W.S. 34-23-102(f) to the museum prior to July 1, 1995.

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