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Country Summary for PARAGUAY

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property
Cultural Assets under the protection of this law are those from the pre-colonial, colonial, and independence periods…Monuments, ruins, temples, tombs, public and private buildings…ethnic and historic remains…paintings, sculpture… (Law No. 946/82, Art. 4)


Any person who is aware of the existence of cultural assets that are not inventoried or registered shall be obligated to report them to the Directorate. (Law No. 946/82, Art. 17)

Relevant State Agencies
The Cultural Assets Council is composed of six members appointed by the Executive branch, presided over by the General Director. (Law No. 946/82, Art. 13)

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
Dr. Vicente Sarubbi
Ministro de Educación y Culto
Ministerio de Educación y Culto Humaita el Chile y Alberdi Asuncion, Paraguay (595-21) 490375/440500
(595-21) 443919