Risks of moving cultural property across the customs border: challenges for Ukraine
Keywords:antiques, online auctions, Interpol, cultural property/objects, International Council of Museums, customs border, risks, transnational crime, UNESCO, ICOM Red List
The paper identifies the main threats to preservation of countries' cultural heritage, which arise during movement of cultural property. It reviews actions taken by the Interpol, the UNESCO and the International Council of Museums to control illegal traffic of cultural objects. The existing procedure for movement of cultural property across the customs border of Ukraine is evaluated, potential risks reviewed. The authors identify some problems which emerge during movement of cultural property across the customs border of Ukraine and exacerbate the present risks.
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