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Country Summary for INDONESIA

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property


'Cultural Property'—
(a) artifacts made by man, movable or immovable, individually or in groups, or parts thereof or remains thereof, which are at least 50 (fifty) years of age, or represent a specific stylistic period of at least 50 (fifty) years of age, and are considered to possess value of importance to history, science and culture;
(b) natural objects which are considered to possess important value for history, science and culture. (Law No. 5 Art. 1)

'Site'—location which contains or is presumed to contain items of cultural property together with the surroundings which require safeguarding. (Law No.5 Art.1)


Each ownership, trans[f]er of ownership’s right and removal of items of cultural property…must be registered. (Law No. 5 Art. 8(1)).

Whoever owns items of cultural property is obliged to register those items. (Reg. No.10, Art. 6(1)).


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
Mr. Nunus Supardi
Director General of Museums
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
J1. Medan Merdeka Barat 17
10110 Jakarta, Indonesia Ph: 62 21 5725048
F: 62 21 5725048