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54 U.S. Code § 102502 - Definition of museum object

In this chapter:
(1) In general.—The term “museum object” means an object that—
typically is movable; and
is eligible to be, or is made part of, a museum, library, or archive collection through a formal procedure, such as accessioning.
(2) Inclusions.—
The term “museum object” includes a prehistoric or historic artifact, work of art, book, document, photograph, or natural history specimen.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


16 U.S.C. 18f–3(b).

July 1, 1955, ch. 259, § 3(b), as added Pub. L. 104–333, div. I, title VIII, § 804(b), Nov. 12, 1996, 110 Stat. 4188.

The words “museum collections” are omitted as unnecessary.