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Legislative findings and declaration of intent
Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA) CHAPTER 11-C, TITLE B, ARTICLE 10
§ 10.01. Legislative findings and declaration of intent. The
legislature hereby finds and declares that the Hudson river area of New
York state, which includes that area of the state adjacent to the Hudson
river and extending from the Adirondack Mountains to the tip of
Manhattan Island in the city of New York, is unique for its contribution
to the arts, culture, history and heritage of this state, this nation
and the world.

It is further found and declared that efforts to identify and conserve
the literary and visual arts record of the Hudson river valley; to
maintain and make accessible the artistic and cultural materials that
document the heritage of this area; to support research, publications,
educational programs and to promote contemporary artistic works
interpreting the cultural and natural history of the area; and to
facilitate statewide, interstate and international collaborations and
exchange programs of art, artists and scholars concerning the history,
art and cultural contributions of the area to the state and to the
cultural, historic and artistic life of the country and the world are in
every respect in the public interest and to the benefit of all persons
in this state.

It is hereby declared a policy of the state that there be created the
Institute for the Hudson River Collection with a legislative mandate to
take such actions as are necessary and appropriate to assure the
strengthening, perpetuation and continued availability of the artistic
and cultural heritage of the Hudson river area to this state, the
country and the world.