Collection Activities Archives: Legal Issues

Abandoned Property Project

Abandoned Property Project Source: Society of American Archivists Fifty states, the territories, and the District of Columbia have adopted unclaimed property laws that pertain to “intangible property” such as money and financial instruments. The holdings of cultural institutions, however, fall under “tangible property.” This includes non-real estate property items—material that can be moved, touched or […]

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Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Materials

Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Materials Source: Association of Art Museum Directors The possession, ownership and use of copyrighted materials and works of art in art museums involves virtually all aspects of museum operations, from the display of works of art to the dissemination of archival material, from the creation of exhibition catalogues to […]

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Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts Source: College Art Association The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use was created with and for the visual arts community. Copyright protects artworks of all kinds, audiovisual materials, photographs, and texts (among other things) against unauthorized use by others, but it is subject […]

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