British Museum Act 1753

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The British Museum Act 1753[1]
Long title An Act for the purchase of the Museum or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts and for providing one general repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said collections and of the Cottonian Library and of the additions thereto.[2]
Citation 26 Geo 2 c 22
Status: Repealed

The British Museum Act 1753 (26 Geo 2 c 22) was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain.

The whole Act was repealed by section 13(5) of, and Schedule 4 to, the British Museum Act 1963. Bylaws, ordinances, statutes or rules in force immediately before the commencement of the British Museum Act 1963 under section 14 or 15 of the British Museum Act 1753 are not invalidated by the repeal of the British Museum Act 1753, but have effect in relation to each Museum, with such modifications as may be necessary in consequence of the provisions of the British Museum Act 1963, as if they were rules made by the Trustees of that Museum under paragraph 5 of the First Schedule to the British Museum Act 1963.[3]

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  1. The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.
  2. These words are printed against this Act in the second column of Schedule 2 to the Statute Law Revision Act 1948, which is headed "Title".
  3. The British Museum Act 1963, section 13(6)