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  • These two sets of resources-International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) and Case Law and Statutes (CLS)-will help users navigate the complex body of legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks.
  • International Cultural Property/Ownership & Export Legislation (ICPOEL): contains legislation governing the export and ownership of cultural property from dozens of countries. Summary and complete text of legislation and selected historical legislation is included. This resource is useful for looking for statutes applicable at the time of the acquisition, export or import of an art object. Links connect foreign legislation to relevant U.S. case law and to relevant agreements.
  • Case Law & Statutes: primarily U.S. case law, including litigated cases and out-of-court settlements organized under eight topics.
  • Country Contacts contains government official(s) in each country for legality queries.


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