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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS [5001 - 5873]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 2. Counties and Cities [5101 - 5380]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

ARTICLE 2.5. Local Art Galleries and Museums [5135 - 5138]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1171. )

5135.
  

Every city and every county may accept title to real property for museum or art gallery purposes, or permit the erection of buildings and improvements for such purposes on lands owned by the city or county.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1171.)

5136.
  

Whenever any donation of real property has been made to a city or county for museum or art gallery purposes, or any building or improvements therefor have been erected upon public lands by an individual or corporation without cost to the city or county, the governing body of the city or county may delegate the management, operation, maintenance and regulation thereof to the donor or his successors, or to boards of trustees or directors nominated by the donor and appointed by the governing body of the city or county, upon such terms and conditions as the governing body may prescribe.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1171.)

5137.
  

In every instance of such delegation of power the governing body of the city or county shall require:

(a) That all members of the public shall be admitted to the gallery or museum at reasonable times, which times shall be specifically approved by the governing body of the city or county.

(b) That no charges for admission to the gallery or museum shall be made other than such charges as may be determined by the governing body of the city and county to be necessary to defray the cost of operation and maintenance of the gallery or museum; and that all accounts and financial records of the donor or the board of directors or managers nominated by him relating to the operation, management, or maintenance of the gallery or museum shall be subject to such inspection and audit as may be directed by the governing body of the city or county; and

(c) That all questions involving the determination of policy or the exercise of discretion in the management, operation, maintenance, or regulation of the gallery or museum shall be referred to the governing body of the city or county, together with the recommendations of the donor or the board of directors or managers thereon, for determination by the governing body of the city or county.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1171.)

5138.
  

The governing body of the city or county may appropriate and expend funds for the improvement, operation, expansion and support of any such art gallery or museum, and shall have, in addition to the powers specified in this article, the same powers in respect thereto that a county board of supervisors has in respect to a county museum under the provisions of Article 2 of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1171.)

PRCPublic Resources Code - PRC2.5