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of June 29, 1995 No. 249/95-BP

About the museums and museum case

(as amended on 09-08-2023)

This Law governs the public relations in the field of museum case, determines legal, economic, social basis of creation and activities of the museums of Ukraine and feature of scientific forming, studying, accounting, storage, protection and use of Museum fund of Ukraine, its legal status.

This Law extends to all types of the museums and reserves regarding their museumification, and also accounting, storage and use, protection, preservation, restoration of museum objects, museum collections and objects of museum value.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Main terms and their determinations

In this Law the stated below terms are used in such value:

assortment office (the room of samples of products) - the room at the companies in which unique collections of art products, scientific collections, other collections or separate samples of products having historical, art, scientific and technical value are stored;

storage - one of core activities of the museum concerning creation of material conditions and the legal basis in case of which safety of museum objects and museum collections is ensured;

konservvtion - implementation of complex of organizational, evidence-based actions concerning ensuring protection of museum objects and objects of museum value against further destructions, preserving their authenticity with the minimum intervention in their existing type;

cultural values - the objects of material and spiritual culture having art, historical, ethnographic and scientific value are also subject to preserving, reconstruction, protection which list is determined by the Law of Ukraine "About export, import and return of cultural values";

museumification - set of evidence-based actions concerning reduction of objects of cultural heritage to the condition suitable for excursion visit;

the museum - the research and cultural and educational institution created for studying, preserving, use and promoting of museum objects and museum collections with the scientific and educational purpose, involvement of citizens to properties of national and world cultural heritage;

museum collection - set of museum objects which are combined by one or several general signs;

museum case - the special type of scientific and cultural and educational activities including completing, storage, protection and use by the museums of cultural values and objects of cultural heritage of Ukraine, including their preservation, restoration, museumification, scientific studying, exhibiting and promoting;

museum meeting - set of museum collections and museum objects, and also the related library stocks, archives, catalogs and scientific documentation of the museum;

museum accounting - one of the main areas of work of the museum which is performed by maintaining the share and accounting documentation (including in electronic form) containing the name of subject (surname of the author of the work), dating, the place of creation, receipt date in the museum, material, technology of production, the short description, scientific attribution, safety condition, accounting designations and provides possibility of their identification, legal status of museum objects and museum collections;

museum subject - cultural value, quality or special signs of which do necessary for society its safety, studying and public representation;

Museum fund of Ukraine - set of separate museum objects, museum collections, museum meetings which are constantly stored in the territory of Ukraine, irrespective of their origin and patterns of ownership, and also the museum objects and museum collections which are outside Ukraine and being property of Ukraine or according to international treaties of subjects to return to Ukraine;

protection of the museums - system of the legal, organizational and financial and economic actions providing immunity of the museum room and museum meeting;


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