International Art and Heritage Law > Sweden

Sweden

Swedish Cultural Heritage legislation as at July 2010

 

State party to international instruments

1954 Hague Convention

1954 Hague Protocol

1999 Hague Protocol

22 January 1985

22 January 1985

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1970 Unesco Convention

1995 UNIDROIT Convention

13 January 2003

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1972 World Heritage Convention

22 January 1985

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

16 June 1958

European Convention for the Protection of the  Architectural Heritage

5 October 1990

European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property

-

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

11 October 1995

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

9 February 2000

Framework Convention for the Protection of National  Minorities

9 February 2000

European Landscape Convention

Signed 22 February 2001

European Convention for the Protection of the  Audiovisual Heritage

-

Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for  Society

-

 

Constitutional provisions

Not applicable

 

National legislation

Riksdag Act 1973 as amended 2003, Art.2

Law on Libraries 1996

Language Act 2009

Heritage Preservation Act 1988 (Kulturminneslagen, Swedish Code of Statutes 1988:950) with amendments 2002

Heritage Conservation Ordinance 1988

Environmental Code 1998

Planning and Building Act 1987

Act on the protection against the export of certain ancient articles of cultural heritage 1985

 

CE Cultural Heritage Compendium

 

Other useful links

Swedish Law on Education and Culture (in English)

The Ministry of Culture

The Swedish Arts Council / Statens kulturråd

The National Heritage Board / Riksantikvarieämbetet

 

Contact

National Heritage Board / Riksantikvarieämbetet

Box 5405

114 84 Stockholm 

Email: [email protected]

 

Page last updated on 01 August 2015