Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009

Document Number:2009 CHAPTER 16
 
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An Act to confer power to return certain cultural objects on grounds relating to events occurring during the Nazi era.[12 th November 2009]Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—1 Bodies to which this Act appliesThis Act applies to the following bodies—The Board of Trustees of the Armouries,The British Library Board,The Trustees of the British Museum,The Trustees of the Imperial War Museum,The Board of Trustees for the National Galleries of Scotland,The Board of Trustees of the National Gallery,The Trustees of the National Library of Scotland,The Trustees of the National Maritime Museum,The Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside,The Board of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland,The Board of Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery,The Trustees of the Natural History Museum,The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum,The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery,The Board of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum,The Board of Trustees of the Wallace Collection.2 Power to return victims’ property(1) A body to which this Act applies may transfer an object from its collections if the following conditions are met.(2) Condition 1 is that the Advisory Panel has recommended the transfer.(3) Condition 2 is that the Secretary of State has approved the Advisory Panel’s recommendation.(4) The Secretary of State may approve a recommendation for the transfer of an object from the collections of a Scottish body only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.(5)“Scottish body” means—The Board of Trustees for...

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