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Statutes > California > Prc > 5120-5132

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 5120-5132



5120.  The board of supervisors of any county may by ordinance
declare its intention to establish and maintain a museum of history,
science, art, or similar objects. After the ordinance has taken
effect, the board may exercise any or all of the powers provided in
this article, directly or by agents under its direction and control.
The board may exercise any other power necessary and proper to
promote the objects and purposes of a museum devoted to the
acquisition, exhibition, and utilization of scientific, artistic,
historical, or similar material.


5121.  The board may acquire and manage real and personal property
necessary properly to house and care for the exhibits and materials
placed in the museum.


5122.  The board may acquire and maintain a library in furtherance
of the objects of the museum.



5123.  The board may purchase, collect, trade, exchange, or
otherwise acquire exhibition or study material proper or necessary
for the use of the museum, and may sell, lend, or exchange material,
according to the established custom of museums.




5124.  The board may conduct lectures, entertainments and
receptions, and hold meetings in furtherance of the interests of the
museum for the purpose of acquainting the public with material or
exhibitions in the museum, or in order that the educational
advantages offered by the museum may be widely distributed.



5125.  The board may conduct or assist study, investigation, or
research in any department established in the museum.



5126.  The board may conduct special or technical schools or
institutes for instruction in any of the matters pertaining to or
connected with the museum, may issue certificates evidencing
completion of the instruction taken to the satisfaction of the board,
and may charge fees necessary to defray the cost of instruction.




5127.  The board may cooperate with other governmental agencies,
with universities, colleges, technical schools, societies, or
individuals in the advancement of learning in the arts and sciences.



5128.  The board may publish documents pertaining to the work of the
museum and may sell, exchange, or distribute them without charge.



5129.  The board may employ curators, attendants, or other persons
necessary to conduct the museum and to carry out the powers granted
by this article.


5130.  Any county in which a museum has been established and is
being maintained under this article may become associated with other
governmental agencies, associations, societies, or persons in any
society, association, or conference the purpose of which is the
promotion of museums and the objects advanced by museums, and its
board of supervisors may send a representative to any meeting of any
such society, association, or conference.



5131.  Under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by
law, boards of supervisors may permit nonprofit incorporated
historical societies to withdraw from the county records for
exhibition purposes within the county any original document filed
prior to January 1, 1876, when application for withdrawal is made in
writing by an authorized agent of the society. A certified copy of
the document shall be prepared at the applicant's expense, and filed
in place of the original.



5132.  Under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by
law, boards of supervisors may place in the custody and control of
the county historical society, or its trustees or other directors,
any records, landmarks, or other property, real or personal, of the
county having only historical value. The trustees and directors shall
at all times be appointed by the historical society with the consent
and approval of the board of supervisors and shall not receive
compensation from the county. The board of supervisors may prescribe
reasonable conditions for the delivering of the property.


State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 5120-5132

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 5120-5132



5120.  The board of supervisors of any county may by ordinance
declare its intention to establish and maintain a museum of history,
science, art, or similar objects. After the ordinance has taken
effect, the board may exercise any or all of the powers provided in
this article, directly or by agents under its direction and control.
The board may exercise any other power necessary and proper to
promote the objects and purposes of a museum devoted to the
acquisition, exhibition, and utilization of scientific, artistic,
historical, or similar material.


5121.  The board may acquire and manage real and personal property
necessary properly to house and care for the exhibits and materials
placed in the museum.


5122.  The board may acquire and maintain a library in furtherance
of the objects of the museum.



5123.  The board may purchase, collect, trade, exchange, or
otherwise acquire exhibition or study material proper or necessary
for the use of the museum, and may sell, lend, or exchange material,
according to the established custom of museums.




5124.  The board may conduct lectures, entertainments and
receptions, and hold meetings in furtherance of the interests of the
museum for the purpose of acquainting the public with material or
exhibitions in the museum, or in order that the educational
advantages offered by the museum may be widely distributed.



5125.  The board may conduct or assist study, investigation, or
research in any department established in the museum.



5126.  The board may conduct special or technical schools or
institutes for instruction in any of the matters pertaining to or
connected with the museum, may issue certificates evidencing
completion of the instruction taken to the satisfaction of the board,
and may charge fees necessary to defray the cost of instruction.




5127.  The board may cooperate with other governmental agencies,
with universities, colleges, technical schools, societies, or
individuals in the advancement of learning in the arts and sciences.



5128.  The board may publish documents pertaining to the work of the
museum and may sell, exchange, or distribute them without charge.



5129.  The board may employ curators, attendants, or other persons
necessary to conduct the museum and to carry out the powers granted
by this article.


5130.  Any county in which a museum has been established and is
being maintained under this article may become associated with other
governmental agencies, associations, societies, or persons in any
society, association, or conference the purpose of which is the
promotion of museums and the objects advanced by museums, and its
board of supervisors may send a representative to any meeting of any
such society, association, or conference.



5131.  Under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by
law, boards of supervisors may permit nonprofit incorporated
historical societies to withdraw from the county records for
exhibition purposes within the county any original document filed
prior to January 1, 1876, when application for withdrawal is made in
writing by an authorized agent of the society. A certified copy of
the document shall be prepared at the applicant's expense, and filed
in place of the original.



5132.  Under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by
law, boards of supervisors may place in the custody and control of
the county historical society, or its trustees or other directors,
any records, landmarks, or other property, real or personal, of the
county having only historical value. The trustees and directors shall
at all times be appointed by the historical society with the consent
and approval of the board of supervisors and shall not receive
compensation from the county. The board of supervisors may prescribe
reasonable conditions for the delivering of the property.



State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 5120-5132

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 5120-5132



5120.  The board of supervisors of any county may by ordinance
declare its intention to establish and maintain a museum of history,
science, art, or similar objects. After the ordinance has taken
effect, the board may exercise any or all of the powers provided in
this article, directly or by agents under its direction and control.
The board may exercise any other power necessary and proper to
promote the objects and purposes of a museum devoted to the
acquisition, exhibition, and utilization of scientific, artistic,
historical, or similar material.


5121.  The board may acquire and manage real and personal property
necessary properly to house and care for the exhibits and materials
placed in the museum.


5122.  The board may acquire and maintain a library in furtherance
of the objects of the museum.



5123.  The board may purchase, collect, trade, exchange, or
otherwise acquire exhibition or study material proper or necessary
for the use of the museum, and may sell, lend, or exchange material,
according to the established custom of museums.




5124.  The board may conduct lectures, entertainments and
receptions, and hold meetings in furtherance of the interests of the
museum for the purpose of acquainting the public with material or
exhibitions in the museum, or in order that the educational
advantages offered by the museum may be widely distributed.



5125.  The board may conduct or assist study, investigation, or
research in any department established in the museum.



5126.  The board may conduct special or technical schools or
institutes for instruction in any of the matters pertaining to or
connected with the museum, may issue certificates evidencing
completion of the instruction taken to the satisfaction of the board,
and may charge fees necessary to defray the cost of instruction.




5127.  The board may cooperate with other governmental agencies,
with universities, colleges, technical schools, societies, or
individuals in the advancement of learning in the arts and sciences.



5128.  The board may publish documents pertaining to the work of the
museum and may sell, exchange, or distribute them without charge.



5129.  The board may employ curators, attendants, or other persons
necessary to conduct the museum and to carry out the powers granted
by this article.


5130.  Any county in which a museum has been established and is
being maintained under this article may become associated with other
governmental agencies, associations, societies, or persons in any
society, association, or conference the purpose of which is the
promotion of museums and the objects advanced by museums, and its
board of supervisors may send a representative to any meeting of any
such society, association, or conference.



5131.  Under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by
law, boards of supervisors may permit nonprofit incorporated
historical societies to withdraw from the county records for
exhibition purposes within the county any original document filed
prior to January 1, 1876, when application for withdrawal is made in
writing by an authorized agent of the society. A certified copy of
the document shall be prepared at the applicant's expense, and filed
in place of the original.



5132.  Under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by
law, boards of supervisors may place in the custody and control of
the county historical society, or its trustees or other directors,
any records, landmarks, or other property, real or personal, of the
county having only historical value. The trustees and directors shall
at all times be appointed by the historical society with the consent
and approval of the board of supervisors and shall not receive
compensation from the county. The board of supervisors may prescribe
reasonable conditions for the delivering of the property.


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