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Protection of the cultural heritage

In order to facilitate the protection of the cultural heritage of the Republic of Armenia, suppress export of cultural property, the settlement of their importation, eliminate the trafficking and illicit transfer of ownership of cultural property, by the decision of the Government of the RA # 501 after 25th October 1994, the Office for the Protection of Cultural Property was established at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, which, by the decision of the RA # 202 after March 2 2002 was transformed into a separate unit under the Office of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia – Agency for the Protection of Cultural Property. Providing the above mentioned processes is based on the requirements of the Paris Convention “On measures to prohibit and prevent the illegal import, export and transfer of ownership of cultural property.”

In order to implement the major challenges in this area this Agency, on the basis of the RA legislation, provides a complete set of lists of especially significant cultural values, lists of protected cultural property, issues a certificate of the right to export or temporary export of cultural property, certificates for instruments, watches the import and export of cultural property registered in the security lists or subject to registration, is taking steps to curb the illicit transfer of ownership in respect of these cultural values, and in the case of the illegal transfer of the right takes measures to restore the rights of property owners.

In order to meet the requirements of the first part, 4.2 point of the eighth article of the Law “On Export and Import of Cultural Property”, by the decision of the Government of the RA # 1643-H after 13th October 2005 there was defined the list of especially significant cultural values ​​of the RA, export or temporary export of which is prohibited outside the Republic of Armenia.

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