Collection objects may be acquired by gift, bequest, purchase, commission, exchange, abandonment, and any other method that transfers custodianship to the Museum. The provenance of the object must be satisfactory and legitimate in accordance with the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. While the Director may collaborate with the Advancement Office or other faculty, staff, alumni, or students to identify and secure works needed to complement the Collection and best support the mission of the Museum, only the Director is authorized to accept loans, donations, or bequests for the permanent collection. Please keep in mind that any acquisitions to the collection will be in accordance with the Collections Policy and shall be weighed primarily in terms of their artistic merit. An acquisitions utility for teaching shall also be considered. The Daura Museum reserves the right of final decisions regarding acquisitions.