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[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 326

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ActApril 1, 2003

  Act BEFORE repealed by 2003-12-36, effective April 1, 2003 (BC Reg 151/2003).

Museum Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 326

 Provincial Museum

1  The buildings located in the City of Victoria and known as the Provincial Museum are the Provincial Museum for the purposes of this Act.

 Additional facilities

2  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may arrange for the erection of additional buildings and for the purchase of property considered necessary for the better carrying out of this Act, if the necessary expenditure has been sanctioned by the Legislative Assembly.


3  The objects of the Provincial Museum are

(a) to secure and preserve specimens and other objects that illustrate the natural history and human history of British Columbia, and

(b) to increase and spread knowledge in these fields by research, exhibits, publications and other means.

 Director of Provincial Museum

4  (1)  Subject to the authority of the minister, the Provincial Museum is under the control of an officer called the director of the Provincial Museum.

(2)  The director of the Provincial Museum is responsible for carrying out the objects of the museum and has authority over the other officers, clerks and employees mentioned in section 5.

 Appointment of staff

5  The director of the Provincial Museum and other officers, clerks and employees necessary for carrying out this Act may be appointed under the Public Service Act to hold office during pleasure.

 Annual report

6  The director of the Provincial Museum must make a report to the minister on December 31 in each year, and in it must

(a) detail the work performed during the calendar year, and

(b) provide whatever other information respecting the Provincial Museum is considered to be of general interest.

 Museum open to public

7  The Provincial Museum, or the portion of it that is convenient, must be open to the public with or without charge and at the times the minister may direct.

 Export of specimens

8  (1)  After consultation with the directors of the Fisheries and Wildlife Branches in the case of vertebrates, the director of the Provincial Museum may authorize, in writing, a person to secure and possess, or to secure and export, specimens of the plant and animal kingdoms for scientific purposes only, for the period specified in the authorization.

(2)  Subsection (1) applies despite any other Act.

 Power to make regulations

9  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations referred to in section 41 of the Interpretation Act.