International Cultural Property Legislation Now Accessible Online

Posted on May 1, 2009

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20090225_091014_0The International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) has launched a website that gives visitors access to cultural property laws around the world.  Their Art & Cultural Property Educational Resources is easy to use and comprehensive.  Here’s the Art Newspaper’s summary:

A section on “International Cultural Property” and export laws contains legislation from around 100 countries. IFAR summaries are included, along with complete texts, in the original language and English. Historical legislation is also included, which may be useful for those seeking to know the statutes in effect when an art object was acquired. The site provides links to relevant court decisions and international conventions and agreements. A section on “country contacts” identifies government officials to query as to whether a work of art can be legally acquired.

So if you want to see the official translation of the Regulations for the Implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Protection of Cultural Relics (2003) , cruise on over to IFAR.

Hat tip to the Art Newspaper.

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