Cultural Heritage Conventions and Other Instruments

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Institute of Art & Law


Institute of Art & Law


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This e-book, provides all the significant texts of international law on the protection of heritage and includes a short commentary on the evolution of each one and on their relationship to one another. It can be accessed through the of the Institute of Art and Law (IAL), an educational organization.

The e-book discusses legal instruments together with a wide range of recommendations and declarations from UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. It is intended to serve as a fundamental working tool for all cultural professionals and academics, including anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, cultural administrators, legal advisers, museum staff and site curators.

Some of the legal instruments discussed in the e-book are:

  • 1954 Hague Convention
  • 1970 Convention on Illicit Trade
  • 1985 Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe 1985
  • 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects
  • 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage