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The 1970 Threshold fact sheet

This resource relates to Accreditation Standard 2.1 Satisfactory arrangement for the ownership of collections which requires that the museum must take responsibility for all the collections it manages. ‘The museum must be able to provide information on the size of the collections and the proportion of the collections owned by and on loan to it. Any risks relating to collections on loan to the museum should be dealt with through forward planning.’

This fact sheet discusses the 1970 threshold established by UNESCO to combat the illicit import, export, and transfer of ownership of stolen art and antiques/antiquities.

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Date created: 2006

Author: MLA

Publisher: MLA