Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   National Museums

   4.   Establishment of Board

   5.   Constitution of Board

   6.   Powers of Board

   7.   Proceedings of Board

   8.   Audit

   9.   Vesting of objects donated

   10.   Exemption from rates

   11.   Offences

   12.   Transitional provisions



to provide for the establishment, control, management and development of National Museums and for matters incidental to or connected therewith.

[1st July, 1966]

Act 10 of 1966,

Act 13 of 1966,

Act 13 of 1994.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Museums Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Board” means the National Museums Board established by section 4;

“museum” includes an art gallery; and

“National Museum” means a museum described in the Schedule.

3.   National Museums

   (1) The museums described in the Schedule shall be National Museums.

   (2) The Minister may, by statutory order, declare any museum to be a National Museum and thereupon the name of the museum described in such order shall be added to the Schedule.

   (3) Every National Museum shall be open to the public on not less than two days in every week during such hours as the Board may appoint.

4.   Establishment of Board

   (1) There is hereby established a body to be known as the National Museums Board.

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