(1) It shall be the general duty of the Board to manage the museum efficiently and to plan, promote, organise and implement programmes for the development of the museum and to perform such other functions as the Central Government may, from time to time, assign to the Board.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the Board may take such steps as it thinks fit--
(a) For providing for instruction and research in matters relating to museums and libraries and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in such matters; and
(b) To do all such other things as may be necessary for the discharge of its functions under this Act.
(1) Subject to such conditions and restrictions as the Central Government may think fit to impose, the Board may exercise all such powers as may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out its duties under this Act.
(2) Subject to such regulations as may be made by the Board in this behalf, the Board may, from time to time,-
(a) Purchase or otherwise acquire such articles or things as may, in the opinion of the Board, be worthy of preservation in the museum; or
(b) Exchange, sell, or destroy any such article or thing as is purchased or acquired under clause (a); or
(c) Lend within India any article or thing specified in Part I or Part II of the Schedule, or lend, whether within or without India, any such article or thing as is purchased or acquired under clause (a).
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