Oregon Statutes - Chapter 358 - Museums; Historical Societies; Preservation of Historical and Archaeological Properties and Objects; Oregon Historic Families Database - Section 358.415 - Definitions for ORS 358.420 to 358.440.

For the purposes of ORS 358.420 to 358.440:

(1) “Loan,” “loaned” and “on loan” include all deposits of property with a museum that are not accompanied by a transfer of title to the property.

(2) “Museum” means an institution located in Oregon that:

(a) Is primarily educational, scientific or aesthetic in purpose;

(b) Owns, borrows or cares for, and studies, archives or exhibits property; and

(c) Is operated by a nonprofit corporation or public agency.

(3) “Property” includes all tangible objects, animate and inanimate, under a museum’s care that have intrinsic value to science, history, art or culture, except that it does not include botanical or zoological specimens loaned to a museum for scientific research purposes. [1985 c.580 §1; 2005 c.22 §256]

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