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Country Summary for MOZAMBIQUE

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property

Cultural Patrimony:

Tangible and intangible assets created or integrated by the Mozambique People that are relevant to the definition of the cultural identity of Mozambique. (Law No. 10/88, Art. 3(1))
Assets classified as cultural patrimony enjoy special protection by the Government. (Law No. 10/88, Art. 3(6))

Tangible cultural assets:
Real and movable assets that, based on their archaeological, historical, bibliographic, artistic, and scientific value, are part of the cultural patrimony of Mozambique. (Law No. 10/88, Art. 3(3))

Cultural real assets include monuments, complexes, sites or locations, and natural elements. (Law No. 10/88, Art. 3(4))

The following are classified assets of cultural patrimony:
            a) All monuments and archaeological elements;
            b) All improvements and buildings erected prior to 1920;
            c) All movable cultural assets imported or manufactured prior to 1900;

            d) The assets of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique and the documentation of the group of Mozambique nationalist movements;

            e)      The primary bases of operations of the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique during the armed conflict for national liberation. (Law No. 10/88, Art. 7(2))
All classified assets of cultural patrimony shall be entered in the Registry of Cultural Patrimony. (Law No. 10/88, Art. 9)

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
Armando Artur Joao
Minister of Culture
Ministry of Education and Culture
Av. 24 de Julho, No. 167
P.O. Box 34, Maputo
Phone: +258 (21) 490677
Fax: +258 (21) 492196