The profile Ministry addressed the problem of return of cultural property
On January 20, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine Tamara Mazur, an interagency meeting on stakeholder engagement was held in order to develop a unified algorithm for the search for cultural values in Ukraine and beyond, return of cultural values to Ukraine and prompt exchange of information on cultural values, announcements wanted nationally and internationally.
Representatives of law enforcement agencies, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the Kyiv City State Administration, staff of museum institutions, experts and experts in the field of law enforcement took part in the meeting.
Opening the meeting, Deputy Minister of Culture Tamara Mazur said that the search for lost or stolen cultural values in Ukraine and abroad, as well as the return of cultural values to Ukraine and prevention of possible cases, today is a pressing issue, which in the current circumstances requires coordinated action by all stakeholders.
“The Ministry of Culture has been repeatedly approached by persons authorized to issue cultural goods outside Ukraine and by experts who carry out the examination of cultural values, with the question of the procedure in case the subject is subject to examination or registration of a Certificate. may be stolen, wanted, or marked by museums, libraries, etc. To resolve such situations, I propose to consider possible options and to develop a unified algorithm of actions in these cases, involving all stakeholders, ”said Tamara Mazur.
During the meeting the issues of elaboration of the coordinated order of actions of the interested bodies were considered in the cases when cultural values, including wanted ones, found outside Ukraine, keeping of the Register of cultural values, which were announced on the national and international wanted list, legislative regulation of the issue by law enforcement agencies cultural values, including making necessary changes to existing legislation.
As a result of the meeting, it was decided to form an interagency working group on these issues and hold regular meetings at the Ministry of Culture at least once a quarter, in order to find common ways of solving the identified problems, namely the return of the cultural values of illegally taken or stolen goods. from the territory of Ukraine.
Ministry of Culture of Ukraine informs