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Chapter 267
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F.S. 267.071
267.071 Historical museums.It is the duty of the division to:
(1) Promote and encourage throughout the state knowledge and appreciation of Florida history by encouraging the people of the state to engage in the preservation and care of artifacts, museum items, treasure trove, and other historical properties; the collection, research, fabrication, exhibition, preservation, and interpretation of historical materials; the publicizing of the state’s history through media of public information; and other activities in historical and allied fields.
(2) Encourage, promote, maintain, and operate historical museums, including the Museum of Florida History, mobile museums, and other Florida history museums.
(3) Plan and develop, in cooperation with other state agencies and with municipalities, programs to promote and encourage the teaching of Florida’s history and heritage in Florida schools and other educational institutions and other such educational programs as may be appropriate.
(4)(a) Establish professional standards for the preservation, exclusive of acquisition, of each of the collections under state ownership or control.
(b) Take such other actions as are necessary or appropriate to locate, acquire, preserve, operate, interpret, and promote the location, acquisition, protection, preservation, operation, and interpretation of historical artifacts and resources to foster an appreciation of Florida history and culture.
History.s. 7, ch. 67-50; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 6, ch. 81-173; s. 8, ch. 91-221; s. 10, ch. 2008-199; s. 13, ch. 2021-71.