2017 ORS 358.420¹
Status of property loaned to a museum
  • statute of limitations on recovery

(1) No action shall be brought against a museum to recover property on loan to the museum when more than 25 years have passed from the date of the last written contact between the lender and the museum.

(2) Property on loan to a museum shall be deemed to have been donated to the museum if no action is filed to recover the property within seven years after the museum gave notice of termination of the loan as provided in ORS 358.425 (Notice of termination of loan) and 358.430 (Procedure for giving notice).

(3) Property on loan to a museum shall not escheat to the state under ORS 112.055 (Escheat), but shall pass to the museum if no person takes under ORS 112.025 (Share of surviving spouse if decedent leaves descendants) to 112.045 (Share of others than surviving spouse). [1985 c.580 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 358—Oregon Historical and Heritage Agencies, Programs and Tax Provisions; Museums; Local Symphonies and Bands; Archaeological Objects and Sites, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors358.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.