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Romania

Romanian Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

21 March 1958

21 March 1958

7 August 2006

1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

6 December 1993

21 January 1998

1972 World Heritage Convention

16 May 1990

2001 Underwater Heritage Convention

31 July 2007

2003 Intangible Heritage Convention

20 January 2006

2005 Diversity of Cultural Expressions Convention

20 July 2006

 

State party to regional instruments

European Cultural Convention

19 December 1991

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

20 November 1997

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

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

20 November 1997

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

29 January 2008

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

11 May 1995

European Landscape Convention

7 November 2002

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

Signed 30 May 2002

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

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Constitutional provisions

Constitution of Romania 1991, Title I, Arts 4, 6 and 13, Title II, Chapter I, Arts 16 and 20, Chapter II, Arts 29, 30, 32, 33 and 37

 

National legislation

Law no. 137/1995 on the Protection of the Natural Environment (French only)

Law no. 157/1997 for the ratification of the Convention for European Architectural Heritage Protection, adopted in Granada on 3 October 1985 (not reproduced)

Law no. 149/1997 on the ratification of the UNIDROIT Convention referring to illegal exported or stolen cultural assets, adopted in Rome on 24 June 1995 (not reproduced)

Law no. 150/1997 regarding the ratification of the Convention for Archaeological Heritage Protection, adopted in La Valetta on 1 January 1992 and signed by Romania on 22 June 1996 (original language) Source: UNESCO

Order no. 2032 of July 1999 on establishing the Licensing Commission in the Historical Monuments Field and the approval of the norms and criteria for licensing the experts in the historical monuments protection field and the specialists in the historical monuments conservation and restoration field, Source: UNESCO

Law no. 5/2000 on approval of the National Territorial Arrangement Plan - Protected Areas (original language) Source: UNESCO

Law no. 182/2000 on the Protection of National Movable Cultural Heritage (as amended 2004)

Law no. 422/2001 on the protection of historical monuments (original language and translation)

Law no.564/2001 on the approval of the Government Ordinance no. 47/2000 on establishing certain protection measures for the historical monuments included in the World Heritage List (original language and translation) Source: UNESCO

Law no.378/2001 on protection of archaeological heritage (original language)

Law no.451/2002 on the ratification of the European Landscape Convention (original language)

Law no.334/2002 on Libraries, Source: UNESCO

Law no.186/2003 on supporting and promoting the written culture, Source: UNESCO

Law no. 311/2003 on museums and public collections (original language and translation)

Law no. 379/2003 relating to graves and war memorials

Law no.410/2005 on the ratification of the Intangible Heritage Convention (original language)

Law no.26/2008 on protection of intangible cultural heritage (original language)

Law 120/2006 on public monuments, Source: UNESCO

Government Decision no. 1258/2001 on the organisation of the National Office of Historical Monuments (original language)

Government Decision no. 1309/2002 on the approval of the methodological norms regarding the share of duties for historical monuments and the methods of collection, utilisation and publication of the sums resulting from its application (original language)

Government Decision no. 1221/2000, on the approval of the methodological norms regarding the granting of the Governmental Guarantee Certificate

Government Decision no. 1420/2003 for approval of the rules applicable to the trading of cultural mobile assets (original language and translation)

Government Decision no. 1546 of December 18th 2003 on the approval of the Norms for the conservation and restoration of the classified movable cultural goods, Source: UNESCO

Government Decision no. 493/2004 for approval of the methodology for monitoring historical monuments included on the World Heritage List (original language)

Government Decision no. 518/2004 for approval of the methodological norms regarding the temporary export of cultural movable assets (original language and translation)

Government Decision no. 78 of January 27th 2005 on the organisation and functioning of the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs (original language), Source: UNESCO

Government Ordinance no. 43/2000 on the protection of archeological heritage and the declaration of certain archeological sites as national interest areas (original language and translation)

Government Ordinance no. 44/2000 regarding certain measures for the protection of cultural mobile assets temporarily exported (original language)

Government Ordinance no. 47/2000 establishing certain measures for the protection of historical monuments included on the World Heritage List, as approved by Law no. 564/2001 (original language)

Emergency Ordinance no. 118/2006 on the Establishment, Organisation and Functioning of Cultural Institutions, Source: UNESCO

Government Ordinance no. 21 of 31st January, 2007 on performances or concerts institutions and companies and on the conducting of the artistic management activity. Source: UNESCO

Government Ordinance no. 19 of January 31st 2007 on the intangible cultural heritage protection, Source: UNESCO

Government Decree on the Establishment of the Department for the Protection of National Minorities, 1997

Order on the Establishment of Territorial Offices within the Department for the Protection of National Minorities, 1997

Government Decree on the Establishment of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for National Minorities, 1998

Government Order on the functioning of the Council for National Minorities, 1993

Government Decree On the authorization of the Ministry of Culture to subsidize some publications of the national minorities, 1990

Ordinance of the Ministry of Domestic Affairs on the access to the record documents on the history and the real estates which belonged to the communities of national minorities, 1996

 

Other

Instructions on the study of the mother tongue for pupils belonging to national minorities and attend schools with tuition in Romanian

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Legislation

 

Romania

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Website: http://www.cultura.ro/Index.aspx

Email: Secretariat: Emilia Nae [email protected]

 

 

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