(a) A museum may apply conservation or protective measures to any property on loan to the museum without the permission of the lender or formal notice to the lender, unless the written loan agreement for such property provides otherwise, if (1) action is required to (A) protect such property or other property in the possession of the museum, or (B) protect the health and safety of the public or museum staff because such property is a hazard, and (2) (A) the museum is unable to contact the lender at the address on record for the lender within three days before the time the museum determines action is necessary, or (B) the lender does not (i) respond or agree to the conservation or protective measures recommended by the museum, and (ii) terminate the loan and take possession of such property on or before the third day that the museum contacts such lender.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 11-86
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
(b) If a museum applies conservation or protective measures to any property on loan to the museum under this section, or with the agreement of the lender, unless the written loan agreement for such property provides otherwise, the museum shall acquire a lien on such property in an amount equal to the costs incurred by the museum for such conservation or protective measures taken.
(c) The museum shall not be liable for injury to or loss of any property that was on loan to the museum and for which conservation or protective measures were taken under this section, if the museum (1) had a reasonable belief at the time the conservation or protective measures were taken that such measures were necessary to protect such property or other property in the possession of the museum, or that such property was a hazard to the health and safety of the public or museum staff, and (2) exercised reasonable care in the choice and application of such conservation and protective measures.