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Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk

This Red List is intended to help museums, art dealers, collectors, customs and police officials identify objects that may have been illicitly exported from Colombia. In order to facilitate identification, the Red List describes various categories of cultural items that are likely to be illegally bought and sold.

Colombian law prohibits the export and sale of these object types. Therefore museums, auction houses, art dealers and collectors are encouraged not to acquire them without having thoroughly checked their origin and relevant legal documentation.

Due to the great diversity of objects, styles and periods, the Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk is not exhaustive. Any antiquity that could have originated in Colombia should be subjected to detailed scrutiny and precautionary measures.

 

Download the Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk in English 

Download the Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk in Spanish

Download the Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk in French 

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Download the Red List of Colombian Cultural Objects at Risk in Portuguese 

Legislation

Legislation protecting Colombian movable cultural property:

POLITICAL CONSTITUTION OF COLOMBIA, 1991

NATIONAL LAWS
Law No. 103, 1931
Law No. 163, 1959
Law No. 80, 1989
Law No. 397, 1997 amended by Law No. 1185, 2008
Law No. 594, 2000

REGULATIONS
Decree No. 833, 2002
Decree No. 763, 2009
Resolution No. 0395, 2006
Resolution No. 0983, 2010

INTER-ADMINISTRATIVE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT for the Execution of Administrative Functions to Counter Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property

INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
UNESCO Convention of 14 November 1970 on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illegal Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (Law No. 63, 1986)
The Hague Convention of 14 May 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Law No. 340, 1996) and the second Protocol of 26 March 1999 (Law No. 1130, 2007)
Decision of the Andean Community No. 588, 2004
UNIDROIT Convention of 24 June 1995 on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects (Law No. 1304, 2009)