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By Elina Moustaira

This ebook is a comparative criminal examine of the personal and public artwork collections in quite a few states of the area, masking crucial matters that sometimes come up and targeting the variations and the similarities of the nationwide legislation within the therapy of these issues.

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First, they may be charitable trusts, if they are formed under the terms of a person’s trust instrument. An example of this form is the Barnes Museum in Pennsylvania. Second, they may incorporate under the rules of a state law for a not-for-profit incorporation. 37 In Canada, William Edmond Logan and the scientists of the Geologic Commission of Canada had already in 1842 prepared an inventory of natural resources and also gathered specimens of natural sciences. These collections were the basis of the first national museum of Canada, in Montreal.

10 This is one of the reasons for which most of the objects presented in museums and expositions had not been created to be exposed. It is a “forced spectacularisation” of objects withdrawn from their context, see Rossignol 2009, p. 30. 11 McClellan 2008a, p. 5. 12 Déotte 2001, p. 14. 13 Strinati 2008, p. 11. 1 General Comments 39 According to that point of view, a museum does not constitute a place of memory for the human communities, it only presents objects of those communities to an indefinite public, to individualities that may be rendered aesthetic subjectivities due to their “meeting” with certain of those objects presented in a museum.

V. Büchel, 565 F. 2d 245 (D. Mass. 2008). 52 30 3 Collectors’ Rights “Versus” Artists’ Rights—Conservation … a finished work of art by Büchel. He also ruled that neither the Copyright Act nor VARA would prohibit a museum from works that it would identify as unfinished. Büchel’s attorneys immediately appealed the decision to the First Circuit. The appellate court disagreed with the district court’s analysis. It held that a work in progress could be protected under VARA if it is “fixed” so that it “is sufficiently permanent or stable to permit it to be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated for a period of more than transitory duration”.

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