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National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997

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Number 11 of 1997


NATIONAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ACT, 1997


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Laying of orders and regulations before Houses of Oireachtas.

4.

Provisions in relation to offences.

5.

Expenses.

6.

Repeals and transitional provision.

7.

Regulations.

PART II

Establishment of Bord Ard-Mhúsaem na hÉireann and Bord Leabharlann Náisiúnta na hÉireann

8.

Names of Museum and Library.

9.

Museum establishment day and Library establishment day.

10.

Establishment of Boards.

11.

Functions of Board of Museum.

12.

Functions of Board of Library.

13.

Provisions relating to genealogy and heraldry.

14.

Bye-laws.

15.

Conferral of additional functions on Boards.

16.

Authorised repositories of Boards.

17.

Lending of museum heritage objects by Board of Museum.

18.

Lending and disposal of library material by Board of Library.

19.

Membership of Boards.

20.

Terms of office of members of Boards.

21.

Chairpersons of Boards.

22.

Meetings and procedure of Boards.

23.

Advisory Committees.

24.

Committees of a Board.

25.

Seals of Boards.

26.

Membership of either House of Oireachtas or European Parliament.

27.

Grants to Boards.

28.

Gifts.

29.

Directors.

30.

Staff of Boards.

31.

Transfer of staff of Minister to Boards.

32.

Remuneration, etc., of staff.

33.

Superannuation.

34.

Borrowing by Boards.

35.

Accounts and audits of Boards.

36.

Reports and information to Minister.

37.

Continuance of pending legal proceedings.

38.

Transfer of property other than land.

39.

Transfer of rights and liabilities.

40.

Consultants and advisers.

41.

Exemption from stamp duty.

PART III

Indemnities in Respect of Certain Cultural Objects

42.

Definitions (Part III).

43.

Indemnities in respect of cultural objects on loan.

44.

Provisions relating to indemnities.

45.

Amendment of Second Schedule.

46.

Indemnities in respect of certain cultural objects entered in register.

PART IV

Provisions relating to Heritage Collections

47.

Lending and acquisition of cultural objects.

48.

Register of cultural objects.

49.

Restriction on export of articles to which this Act applies.

50.

Export licences.

51.

Delegation of functions of Minister.

PART V

Acquisition of Certain Cultural Objects

52.

Definition (Part V).

53.

Acquisition of certain cultural objects by Minister.

54.

Notice of proposal to make vesting orders.

55.

Form and operation of vesting orders.

56.

Compensation in respect of vesting orders.

57.

Applications for compensation in respect of vesting orders.

58.

Duty of Minister in respect of applications under section 57.

59.

Applications to High Court for compensation under this Part.

PART VI

The National Gallery of Ireland

60.

Functions of National Gallery.

61.

Application of sections 14, 26, 34, 35, 36 and 41 to National Gallery.

PART VII

Miscellaneous

62.

Grant of licence for sale of intoxicating liquor.

63.

Provisions relating to Marsh's Library.

64.

Exemption from charge of rates on certain property.

65.

Delivery of certain material to Library.

66.

Amendment of section 56 of Copyright Act, 1963.

67.

Advice to Heritage Council.

68.

Amendment of National Monuments Acts, 1930 to 1994.

69.

Care of archaeological objects.

70.

Powers of Commissioners in relation to certain premises.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Authorised Repository of a Board

SECOND SCHEDULE

Authorised Area of an Institution

THIRD SCHEDULE

Objects to which Section 49 (1)(f) relates


Acts Referred to

The Act of the Irish Parliament 6 Anne c. 19

1707, c. 19

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

Copyright Act, 1963

1963, No. 10

Documents and Pictures (Regulation of Export) Act, 1945

1945, No. 29

Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, 1877

1877, c. 234

Dublin Theatres Act, 1786

1786, c. 57

European Assembly Elections Act, 1977

1977, No. 30

European Parliament Elections Act, 1993

1993, No. 30

Harbours Act, 1946

1946, No. 9

Holidays (Employees) Acts, 1973 and 1991

Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927

1927, No. 15

Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1988

1988, No. 16

Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1995

1995, No. 33

Licensing Acts, 1833 to 1995

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Local Government Act, 1991

1991, No. 11

Local Government Act, 1994

1994, No. 8

Merchant Shipping (Salvage and Wreck) Act, 1993

1993, No. 34

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts, 1973 to 1991

National Gallery Act, 1854

17 & 18 Vict. c. 99

National Gallery (Dublin) Act, 1865

28 & 29 Vict. c. 81

National Gallery of Ireland Acts, 1854 to 1963

National Monuments Act, 1930

1930, No. 2

National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994

1994, No. 17

National Monuments Acts, 1930 to 1994

Petty Sessions (Ireland) (Amendment) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93

Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1991

Terms of Employment (Information) Act, 1994

1994, No. 5

Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 1993

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Number 11 of 1997


NATIONAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ACT, 1997


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BOARD TO BE KNOWN AS BORD ARD-MHÚSAEM NA hÉIREANN AND A BOARD TO BE KNOWN AS BORD LEABHARLANN NÁISIÚNTA NA hÉIREANN, TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION IN RELATION TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND, TO PROVIDE FOR THE GIVING OF INDEMNITIES BY THE STATE AGAINST THE LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, CULTURAL OBJECTS LOANED TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS, TO AMEND CERTAIN ENACTMENTS, TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION IN RELATION TO THE NATIONAL HERITAGE AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [2nd April, 1997]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: