(1) Museums and galleries, as well as museums, galleries and collections within legal entities may obtain museum material and museum documentation by purchasing, donating, inheriting, exchanging, fieldwork and exploration and other legally permissible ways.
(2) Museums and galleries, founders or co-founders of the Republic of Croatia, the counties, the City of Zagreb, cities and municipalities and museums, galleries and collections within public institutions can only be sold, donated and replaced by museum materials and documentation only with the prior approval of the ministry responsible for affairs culture in the opinion of the Croatian Museum Council. The materials obtained by selling museum materials and documentation can only be used for the procurement of museum materials and museum documentation.
(3) A legal contract concluded in contravention of the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article shall be deemed to be null and void.
(Article 2: Museum activity is of interest to the Republic of Croatia)
(1) Museums and galleries and legal entities within which museums, galleries and collections may, on the basis of a written contract, entrust museum artefacts and museum documentation to the preservation and exposure of another museum and gallery and to another legal person or a state body that meets the prescribed conditions for preservation entrusted to them the materials and documentation specified in the Ordinance referred to in Article 9, paragraph 2 of this Act.
(2) Museum material and documentation owned by foreign museums and galleries or by a foreign state which, on the basis of a written contract, may dispose of and acquire museums and galleries and legal entities within which museums, galleries and collections for the purpose of exhibitions and professional and scientific processing may not be the subject of a custody and insurance under a special regulation if the minister responsible for culture has issued a guarantee that these moves are exempt from custody and insurance in the Republic of Croatia.
(3) A legal transaction that has been made contrary to paragraph 1 of this Article shall be deemed to be null and void.
Croatia has no guidelines on deaccessioning and disposal.
Croatia has no other tools on deaccessioning and disposal.
Croatia has no national classification system for museum objects.
NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS
Croatia has a national register of museum objects, called the List of cultural objects of national importance. This is found in the 1999 Act on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Goods 2001 Ordinance on the Register of Cultural Goods of the Republic of Croatia
Act on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Goods 2001
All cultural objects (of national interest) are protected by this act, irrespective of ownership, preventive protection or registration.
Cultural objects determined to be of utmost national importance to the Republic of Croatia are entered in a special part of the Register, the List of cultural objects of national importance.
All cultural objects are entered in the Register
If a cultural object loses the qualities because of which it is protected, the Ministry shall issue a decision terminating the capacity of a cultural object, pursuant to which the cultural object concerned shall be deleted from the Register.
Local cultural objects are not protected by this law and localites should arrange this themselves.
Croatia has no official museum accreditation scheme.
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