International Art and Heritage Law > Denmark

Denmark

Danish Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

26 March 2003

26 March 2003

-

1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

26 March 2003

-

1972 World Heritage Convention

25 July 1979

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

-

2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

30 October 2009

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

18 December 2006

 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

7 May 1955

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

23 July 1987

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

-

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

16 November 2005

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

8 September 2000

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

22 September 1997

European Landscape Convention

20 March 2003

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

-

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

-

 

 

Constitutional provisions

No express constitutional provisions

 

National legislation

Consolidated Act on Museums, Executive Order no.1505 of 14 December 2006

Danish Archives Act No. 1050 of 17 December 2002 with amendments consequential upon section 1 of Act no. 563 of 24 June 2005 and Act no. 532 of 6 June 2007

Law no. 618 of 22/07/2002 (Language Law)

Law no.230 of 2 April 2003, Law Concerning the Foundation of the Danish Arts Council

Law no. 1439 of 22 December 2004, Law concerning Compulsory Deliveries of Published Material

Law no.230 of 2 April 2003, Law on Literature

Act No. 332 of 4 June 1986 on Protection of Cultural Assets in Denmark

Executive Order No. 404 of 11 June 1987 on Protection of Cultural Assets in Denmark

Consolidated Act No. 1088 of 29 August 2007 on Listed Buildings and Preservation of Buildings and Urban Environments, as amended by Act No. 430 of 6 June 2005, Act No. 431 of 6 June 2005, Act No. 562 of 24 June 2005, and Act No. 538 of 8 June 2006

Act on the Return of Cultural Objects Unlawfully Removed from the Territory of a Member State (not translated into English and not reproduced)

Executive Order No. 1510 of 14 December 2006 on Accounts and Auditing of Museums subsidised by the state

Executive Order No. 1511 of 14 December 2006 on Protected Walls of Stone and earth and the like

Executive Order No. 1512 of 14 December 2006 on Museums

Executive Order No. 1513 of 14 December 2006 on Delegation of Tasks and Powers to the Heritage Agency of Denmark

Executive Order No. 1514 of 14 December 2006 on the Management of Ancient Relics or Monuments

Executive Order No. 729 of 27 June 2006 on Supervision of Walls of Stone and Earth and Ancient Relics or Monuments

Executive Order No. 838 of 3 October 2006 on the Designation of Buildings Worthy of Preservation in the Local Plan

Executive Order No. 707 of 12 August 2003 on the Historic Buildings Council

Executive Order No. 1125 of 17 December 1997 on the Notification of the Forest and Nature Agency prior to the Demolition or sale to Private Owners of certain Unlisted Buildings, etc. owned by the State or local Authorities

Executive Order No. 589 of 27 June 1994 on the Procedure for Withholding Part of the Salary, etc. in connection with non-performing Loans granted by the National Building Preservation Foundation

Executive Order No. 499 of 12 December 1979 on Registration of Special Provisions for Listed Buildings owned by the State or Local Authorities

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

Ministry of Culture, Denmark

The Danish Commission on the export of cultural assets, Legislation of importance for the Commission on Export of Cultural Assets

Heritage Agency of Denmark

 

Contact

Ministry of Culture

Kingdom of Denmark

http://kum.dk/en/english/

Email: [email protected]

 

Page last updated on 01 August 2015