Kentucky Abandoned Archival/Museum Property
Kentucky Revised Statutes 171.830-.849 detail a procedure for museums to follow to gain ownership of items that have been on loan to museums for more than seven years but for which they cannot find the owner.
As part of its state mandate, the Kentucky Historical Society is charged to make widely known the state administrative regulations that relate to such property, including posting the pertinent statutes, administrative regulation and abandoned property notices on its website.
Kentucky Revised Statutes 171.830-.849: Property on Loan to Museums:
- KRS 171-00/830: Definitions for KRS 171.930 to 171.849
- KRS 171.833: Notification of provisions of KRS 171.830 to 171.849 to owner-lender by museum
- KRS 171.836: Museum’s ability to acquire title to property held by loan or otherwise
- KRS 171.840: Procedure to acquire title under KRS 171.836
- KRS 171-00/843: Vesting of title in museum when no assertion presented after published notice
- KRS 171.846: Conservation measures for property on loan to museum
- KRS 171.849: Kentucky Historical Society to promulgate administrative regulations to implement KRS 171.830 to 171.849