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Country Summary for SEYCHELLES

I.  Relevant Legislation
II.  Regulated Cultural Property

“Ancient Monument” means any building, ruin, pillar, statue, grave, or other site…or any remains thereof, which is known or believed to have been erected, constructed, or used before January 1, 1900. (NMA, Art. 2)

“Board” means the National Monuments Board. (NMA, Art. 2)

"Foundation" means the Seychelles Heritage Foundation. (HFA, Art. 2)

"Minister" means the Minister responsible for Culture. (HFA, Art. 2)

“Monument” means:
     o       any ancient or National Monument;
any area of land which is of archaeological or historical interest or which contains objects of such interest;
any old building or other structure; and

     o       any other object (whether natural or constructed by man) of aesthetic, archaeological, historic, or scientific value or interest. (NMA, Art. 2)

“National Monument” means any monument declared to be a National Monument under Section 5 of the National Monument Act. (NMA, Art. 2)

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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. Marcel Rosalie
Ministry of Arts, Sports & Culture
Department of the Arts and Culture
National Heritage Division
P.O. Box 573
National Heritage
Victoria, Mahe
Ph: (248) 321 333
F: (248) 322 531