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Country Summary for MALAWI

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property

“listed monument” means a monument which is included in a list compiled under section 22 or 23:
“monument” means-
(a) any area of land which has distinctive scenery or which contains rare or distinctive vegetation;
(b) any structure, building, erection, ruin, stone circle, monolith, altar, shrine, pillar, statue, memorial, fortification;
(c) any grave, tumulus, cairn, place of internment, pit dwelling, trench, excavation, working, rock, rock shelter, midden, mound, cave, grotto, rock sculpture, rock painting, wall painting ;
(d) inscription or any other site or article of a similar kind or associated therewith which is of archaeological, palaeontological, ethnological, prehistorical, historical, artistic or scientific value or interest;
(e) any remains of the matters and items referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d) including
(MRA §2, selected definitions).
The Minister may from time to time, on the recommendation of the Council, by notice in the Gazette, declare any monument or group of monuments or any relic or collection of relics to be a protected monument or a protected group of monuments or to be a protected relic or protected collection of relics for the purpose of this Act. (MRA §11-1)
The Minister shall compile a list of national monuments (other than those protected under section 11) of exceptional or special interest or of particular importance. (MRA §22-1)

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
(For information regarding the Arts & Crafts Act):
The Director of Arts and Crafts
P.O. Box 264
Lilongwe Malawi 265 0- 838-312
265 017 53 416/01 758 329

(For information regarding the Monuments and Relics Act):
Dr. E. M Gomani
Director of Antiquities
P.O. Box 264
265-01-753-416/08899 209