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(a) A museum may acquire the title to documented property loaned to the museum if
(1) at least seven years have passed after the expiration date of the loan without written or other contact between the lender and the museum; or
(2) the loan does not have an expiration date and at least seven years have passed without written or other contact between the lender and the museum since the loan was made.
(b) To acquire title to property under this section, the museum shall first send a notice by certified mail to the lender's latest address if the museum has an address for the lender. The notice must include
(1) a statement that the loan is terminated;
(2) a brief and general description of the property;
(3) the date or approximate date, if known, when the owner loaned the property to the museum;
(4) the name, address, and telephone number of the museum representative to contact for more information or to make a claim;
(5) the lender's name and latest address; and
(6) a statement that outlines the schedule and requirements for the museum to acquire title under this section.
(c) If a valid claim is not received by the museum within 30 days from the date the notice was mailed under (b) of this section or if the museum does not have an address for the lender, the museum shall publish a notice at least once a week for four consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the judicial district where the museum is located and, if the museum has an address for the lender, in
(1) the judicial district in which the lender's latest address is located if the address is in this state; or
(2) the county, borough, or other geographical organizational entity of the jurisdiction in which the lender's latest address is located if the address is in a jurisdiction other than this state.
(d) The notice published under (c) of this section must contain
(1) the information required for the notice in (b)(1)--(5) of this section;
(2) the date of the last publication of the notice under (c) of this section; and
(3) a statement that the museum will acquire title to the loaned property if a valid claim to the property is not received by the museum within 45 days from the date of the last publication of the notice under (c) of this section.
(e) The museum acquires the title to the property, subject to reclamation of the property under AS 14.57.220, as of the 46th day after the date of the last publication of the notice under (c) of this section, if the requirements of (a)--(d) of this section are satisfied and if a valid claim to the loaned property is not received by the museum within 45 days after the date of the last publication of the notice under (c) of this section.
(f) In this section, “address” means a description of the location of the lender, as shown on a museum's records, that is sufficient for delivery by mail.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums § 14.57.200. Acquisition of title to loaned property - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-14-education-libraries-and-museums/ak-st-sect-14-57-200/
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