(1) There is established an Oregon State Museum of Natural History whose activities shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) Extending and improving public access to the state-owned natural history collections now stored at the University of Oregon and any other items or collection of items which shall be acquired;
(b) Educating the public regarding Oregonís natural and archaeological history; and
(c) Mounting special exhibitions from time to time.
(2) The Oregon State Museum of Natural History shall be located in the museum complex, Alton Baker Park, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. Future plans for the museum complex are recognized to include a science museum-planetarium, the Lane County Pioneer Museum, an adequate parking area, a park setting and other facilities appropriate to a major museum complex.
(3) The museumís construction and operation shall be the responsibility of the Lane Cooperative Museum Commission.
(4) The state agency responsible for state participation in the Oregon State Museum of Natural History shall be the Department of Transportation. [1979 c.852 §1]Section: Previous 358.770 358.810 358.820 358.830 358.831 358.840 358.850 358.880 358.885 358.900 358.905 358.910 358.915 358.920 358.923 Next
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