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Country Summary for POLAND

I.  Relevant Legislation
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II.  Regulated Cultural Property
Definitions

Monument – an immovable or movable object (or part or group thereof) made by man or connected with man’s activity and attesting to a past era or event, the preservation of which is in the interest of society due to its historical, artistic, scientific or academic value. (Monuments Act, Art. 3)

Immovable monuments include:

-cultural landscapes;
-urban and rural layouts and complexes of buildings;
-architectural and construction works;
-defensive constructions;
-technical objects, including mines, ironworks, glassworks, power plants, and other industrial facilities;
-cemeteries;
-parks, gardens, and other designed greenery; and
-places commemorating historical events or the activities of outstanding personalities or institutions. (Monuments Act, Art. 6)

Movable monuments include:
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III.  Export Restrictions
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IV.  Ownership Rights and Restrictions
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V.  Violations, Penalties and Sanctions
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VI.  International Conventions and Bilateral Agreements
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Country Contact
for Cultural Property
Ms. Maria Romanowska-Zadrozna
Chief Specialist for Looted Cultural Property
National Institute for Museums and Public Collections
ul. Goraszewska 7
02-910 Warsaw
Poland mromanowska@nimoz.pl
Ph: +48 22 2569613
F: +48 22 2569650

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
ul. Krakowskie Przedmie?cie 15/17
00-071 Warsaw
Poland www.mkidn.gov.pl