Abandoned Property

Termination Notice for Undocumented Objects

The USC Pacific Asia Museum conducted its first full inventory of the collection from 2007-2011 and subsequently from 2016-2018. During the inventory, the museum found numerous objects that were found in collection (FIC) with no accession numbers or identification of their immediate owners. The lack of ownership prevents the museum from using them to serve its mission statement, all the while bearing the costs and responsibilities to care for them including storage, record maintenance, insurance, periodic inventory and general overhead.  The Museum hereby wishes to return these objects to the rightful owner or gain proper titles to these objects in order to better use or dispose them.  Freeing up USC PAM’s collection storage will allow the museum to focus its limited resources on better caring for its legally owned collection and presentation to the public.

By following the notice procedure under California Civic Code section 1899.9, the museum has posted notice on local newspaper and online information of FIC objects. Please see the following list of objects for descriptions and images. Party of interest who wishes to claim the property, please submit a claim to Annie Lee, Registrar (annie.lee@pam.usc.edu), USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA. 91101. Please include in the mail sufficient proof of your legal ownership including: original receipt, loan agreement or document that recorded the name, address, precise descriptions or images matching the object. The claimant needs to confirm that he or she is the sole owner or that he or she has complete authority from all the owners to make the claim. If the museum deems the evidence is sufficient, the claimant is responsible to make arrangements to collect the property within 90 days from the date museum acknowledges his or her ownership. If no claim is filed after 3 years since the notice is posted, the FIC objects automatically become the property of the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Posted in newspaper on 12/13/2018, 12/20/2018, 12/27/2018

FIC Group 1