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Country Summary for BANGLADESH

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property


1) any ancient product of human activity, movable or immovable, illustrative of art, architecture, craft, custom, literature, morals, politics, religion, warfare, science or any aspect of civilization or culture;
2) any ancient object or site of historical, ethnographical, anthropological, military or scientific interest; and
3) any other ancient object or class of such objects declared by the Central Government, by notification in the official Gazette, to be an antiquity for the purposes of this Act. (1968 Act §2)

III.  Export Restrictions

IV.  Ownership Rights and Restrictions

V.  Violations, Penalties and Sanctions

VI.  International Conventions and Bilateral Agreements
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Country Contact
for Cultural Property
Asaduzzaman Noor
Honorable Minister
Ministry of Cultural Affairs
Building 6
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka-1000 https:
Phone: 88-02-9576534
Fax: 88-02-9576535