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Country Summary for LIECHTENSTEIN

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property


Monuments are moveable or immoveable objects worth keeping because of their historic, artistic or scientific importance and their relationship to Liechtenstein. (1977 Law Art. 2(1))


The following are specifically considered monuments:
(a) individual parts of buildings, buildings and groups of buildings, as well as their accessories and appurtenances;
(b) historically important areas and sites;
(c) works of art, artifacts, documents, written and printed matter, coins, seals and the like;
(d) collections. (1977 Law Art. 2(2))

Monuments worth keeping shall be listed on an inventory by government order if they are not protected (Art. 9 et seq.). The government can publish the listing of a monument on the inventory. (1977 Law Art. 7)

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. Patrik Birrer
Office for Culture Heritage and Archaeology
Ph: 423-23-6282

Mr. Paul Vogt
Chief Archivist
Liechtensteinisches Landesarchiv (National Archives)
Städtle 51
FL-9490 Vaduz
Ph: 423-236-63-46
F: 423-236-63-59

Dr. Rainer Vollkommer
Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum (National Museum)
Städtle 43
Postfach 1216
FL-9490 Vaduz
Ph: 423-236-68-51
F: 423-239-68-37