Issuing certificates on the export and sale of objects of cultural value

In accordance with Act No. 71/1994 Coll. on the sale and export of objects of cultural value, as amended, the Silesian Museum is authorised to process applications for these actions and to assess objects when issuing certificates for the Moravian-Silesian and Olomouc regions.

According to §1, section 1 of this Act, "Objects of cultural value under this Act are natural or human creations or collections of them which are significant for history, literature, art, science or technology and meet the criteria contained in Annex 1 to this Act." Within Annex 1, objects of cultural value for the field of archaeology are specified as "archaeological finds that are evidence of human life since the beginning of its development and preserved in the ground or under water, including human and animal skeletal finds". The full text of the law is available in czech HERE.

The SZM expert who is in charge of preparing these archaeological assessments is Mgr. Soňa Králová (