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  • 1.  Boilerplate Conservation Contract?

    Posted 02-06-2015 10:29 AM
    Does anyone have a boilerplate contract that deals with conserving objects? We have large scale sculptures that are in need of attention. We presume there will be a "scope of work" clause and something about liability. Any examples or suggestions for sourcing something like this would be most appreciated. Feel free to "redact" any proprietary information - 
    Geoffrey Bates
    Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
    University Park IL

  • 2.  RE: Boilerplate Conservation Contract?

    Posted 02-09-2015 02:54 PM
    I can offer the following tips if you go with a template or an existing contract for services:

    the "scope of work / responsibilities," "term," "compensation," "representations," "expenses / reimbursement" and "confidentiality / trade secrets (if applicable)" sections should probably be as specific to your situation as possible.  Other sections such as "indemnity," "force majeure," "independent contractor / no partnership / no joint venture / relationship of the parties," "termination," "choice of law" "dispute resolution," "notice," "governing law," "authority" and related sections should be carefully examined for harmony with your organization's own policies and the laws of your jurisdiction and revised accordingly.  It is always a good idea to have an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction look over any contract where the amount in controversy, should a dispute arise, could exceed your jurisdiction's small claims court's dollar limit.

    Barron Oda
    Associate General Counsel
    Bishop Museum
    Honolulu HI