Finland

Finnish Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

16 September 1994

16 September 1994

27 August 2004

1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

14 June 1999

14 June 1999

1972 World Heritage Convention

4 March 1987

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

-

2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

-

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

18 December 2006



 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

23 January 1970

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

15 November 1990

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

-

European Convention for the Protection of the  Archaeological Heritage (revised)

15 September 1994

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

9 November 1994

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

3 October 1997

European Landscape Convention

16 December 2005

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

-

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

-

 

Constitutional provisions

Constitution of Finland 1999, Chapter 2, ss.12 and 17, Chapter 11, ss.120 and 121

 

National legislation

No.423/2003 Language Act 2003 (amendments 2008 and 2009 not reproduced)

No.1086/2003 Sámi Language Act 2003

No.282/2004 Act on the National Board of Antiquities 2004, original 31/1972, amended 1016/1987, 1080/2001 (not reproduced)

No.417/2004 Decree on the National Board of Antiquities 2004 (not reproduced)

No.1434/2007 Act on National Audiovisual Archive 2007 (not reproduced)

No.1433/2007 Act on preserving and archiving cultural material 2007 (not reproduced)

No. 729/1992 Museums Act 1992, amended 1459/1995, 1166/1996, 1076/2005 (not reproduced)

No.295/1963 Antiquities Act 1963 amended 68/1995, 563/1995, 702/1995, 798/1996

No. 831/1994 Archives Act 1994, previous Act 184/1981 (not reproduced)

No.1012/1982 Decree on Archives 1982 (not reproduced)

No. 1434/2007 Act on National Audiovisual Archive 2007 (not reproduced)

No. 60/1985 Protection of Buildings Act 1985, amended 1152/1993

No.480/1985 Protection of Buildings owned by the State 1985 (original language)

No. 115/1999 Act on Restricting Export of Objects of Cultural Value 1999 (original language)

No. 189/1999 Decree on Restrictions to the Export of Cultural Objects 1999

No. 1136/1994 The Decree on the implementation of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the related Protocol and accepting and applying certain provisions of the Protocol 1994

No. 877/1999 Act on adopting certain regulations of the Unidroit Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects and the application of the Convention 1999

No. 98/1970 Decree on the National Entry into Force of the European Cultural Convention 1970 (not reproduced)

No. 909/1971 Decree on the National Entry into Force of the Nordic Cultural Treaty 1971 (not reproduced)

No.199/1977 Decree on the National Entry into Force of the Statutes of the Nordic Cultural Fund 1977 (not reproduced)

No. 1276/1994 Act on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State of the European Economic Area 1994

No. 1135/1994 Act on the implementation of certain provisions of the Protocol for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and on the application of the Protocol 1994

No. 875/1999 Act on adopting certain regulations of the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 1999

No. 876/1999 Decree for bringing into force the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the entry into force of the Act on adopting certain regulations of the Convention 1999

No. 878/1999 Decree for bringing into force the Unidroit Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects and adopting certain regulations of the Convention and the entry into force of the Act on the application of the Convention 1999

No.86/2000 Environmental Protection Act 2000

No.169/2000 Environmental Protection Decree 2000

No.1096/1996 Nature Conservation Act 1996

No.160/1997 Nature Conservation Decree 1997

 

Other

Decision of the Ministry of Education on the licensing authorities in the matter of export of cultural objects Dnr:o 7/600/99 (original language)

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

 

Contact

Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

Website : http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Lainsaeaedaentoe/?lang=en

Meritullinkatu 10, Helsinki

Tel: +358-(0)9-1607 6999

Fax: +358-(0)9-135 9335

Email: kirjaamo@minedu.fi