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Country Summary for CROATIA

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property


'Cultural goods'—
(1) moveable and immovable items of artistic, historical, palaeontological, archaeological, anthropological and scientific importance;
(2) archaeological finds and archaeological zones, landscape and its components that bear witness to a human presence in that area, that also have an artistic, historical and anthropological value. (PPCG Art. 2)


'Moveable cultural goods' may be—
(1) collection of items in museums, galleries, libraries and other institutions, as well as other legal entities, national and administrative bodies, including those with individuals;
(2) church inventories and items;
(3) archive material, records, documents, letters, manuscripts;

(4) films;
(5) archaeological finds;

(6) works of fine and applied art and design;
(7) ethnographic items;
(8) old and rare books, currency, securities, postage stamps and other printed material;
(9) documentation concerning cultural goods;
(10) theatre stage requisites, sketches, costumes, etc.;
(11) useable items (furniture, clothes, weapons, etc.), traffic and transport resources and equipment, items that are important in bearing witness to the development of science and technology. (PPCG Art. 8)

Cultural goods are recorded in the Register, a public book kept by the Ministry of Culture. The Register is composed of three lists:
(1) List of Protected Cultural Goods,
(2) List of Cultural Goods of National Importance, and
(3) List of Preventatively Protected Goods.
The Minister of Culture prescribes the form, content and method of keeping of the Register. (PPCG, Art. 14)

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
Ministry of Culture
Administration for the Protection of Cultural Heritage
Department for Movable and Intangible Cultural Heritage
Runjaninova 2
1000 Zagreb - Croatia
Ph: 3851-4866 609
F: 3851-4866 680