In addition to any other information prescribed for a particular notice, all notices given pursuant to this chapter shall contain the following information:

 a. Lender’s name, or claimant‘s name, as appropriate.
 b. Lender’s last known address, or claimant’s last known address, as appropriate.
 c. Brief description of the property on loan.
 d. Date of the loan, if known.
 e. Name of the museum.
 f. Name, address, and telephone number of the appropriate person or office to be contacted regarding the property.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 305B.3

  • Claimant: means a person who files a notice of intent to preserve an interest in property on loan to a museum as provided in section 305B. See Iowa Code 305B.2
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Lender: means a person whose name appears on the records of the museum as the person legally entitled to property held or owing by the museum. See Iowa Code 305B.2
  • Loan: means a deposit of property not accompanied by a transfer of title to the property. See Iowa Code 305B.2
  • Museum: includes , but is not limited to, historical societies, historic sites or landmarks, parks, monuments, and libraries. See Iowa Code 305B.2
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Property: means a tangible object, animate or inanimate, under a museum's care which has intrinsic historic, artistic, scientific, or cultural value. See Iowa Code 305B.2
  • week: means seven consecutive days. See Iowa Code 4.1

 Mailed notice.

 All notices given by a museum pursuant to this chapter shall be mailed to the lender‘s, and any claimant’s, last known address by restricted certified mail, as defined in section 618.15. Notice is deemed given if the museum receives proof of receipt within thirty days of mailing the notice.


 Published notice.

 If the museum does not know the identity of the lender, or does not have an address for the lender, or if proof of receipt is not received by the museum within thirty days of mailing a notice under subsection 2, notice is deemed given if the museum publishes notice at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in both of the following:

 a. The county in which the museum is located.
 b. The county of the lender’s or claimant’s address, if any.