Law on historical cultural heritage §28- inalienability
1. Declared movable property of cultural interest and those included in the General Inventory that are in the possession of ecclesiastical institutions, in any of its establishments or dependencies, may not be transmitted for an onerous or gratuitous title or be assigned to individuals or mercantile entities. Said assets may only be alienated or assigned to the State, Public Law entities or other ecclesiastical institutions.
2. The movable property that forms part of the Spanish Historical Heritage may not be alienated by the Public Administrations, except for the transmissions that they make between themselves and the provisions of articles 29 and 34 of this Law.
3. The goods referred to in this article shall be imprescriptible. In no case shall the provisions of article 1.955 of the Civil Code be applied to these goods.
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1. The property belonging to the Spanish Historical Heritage that is exported without the authorization required by article 5 of this Law belongs to the State. These goods are inalienable and imprescriptible.
2. It is the responsibility of the State Administration to carry out the acts leading to the total recovery of illegally exported goods.
3. When the previous owner accredits the previous loss or theft of the illegally exported property, it may request its assignment from the State, obliging itself to pay the amount of the expenses derived from its recovery, and, in its case, the refund of the price that would have satisfied the State to the purchaser in good faith. The loss or theft of the illegally exported property will be presumed when the previous owner was a Public Law Entity.
4. The assets recovered and not transferred will be assigned to a public center, following a report from the Historical Heritage Council.
Spain has no guidelines on deaccessioning and disposal.
Spain has no other tools on deaccessioning and disposal.
Spain works with a system of declared goods of cultural interest. All museum objects are automatically declared of cultural interest.
NATIONAL REGISTER OBJECTS
Spain has a national register of museum objects called the General Register on cultural goods of interest, managed by the Ministry of Culture. On provincial levels, such lists are administered as well.
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