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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of August 30, 2001 No. 269-II

About protection and use of objects of cultural heritage

(as amended on 17-05-2022)

I. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of protection and use of the objects of cultural heritage which are national property of the people of Uzbekistan.

Article 2. Legislation on protection and use of objects of cultural heritage

The legislation on protection and use of objects of cultural heritage consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

The relations in the field of protection and use of objects of cultural heritage in the Republic of Karakalpakstan are regulated also by the legislation of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about protection and use of objects of cultural heritage then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

ensembles - accurately localizable in historically developed territory of group of the isolated or integrated monuments, structures and constructions of public, administrative, religious, scientific, educational, fortification, palace, residential, trade, production and other assignment with the related works of painting, sculpture, arts and crafts, architecture, the unity or communication with which landscape represent the historical, archaeological, architectural, esthetic or welfare value, and also fragments of historical layouts and buildings of settlements, works of landscape architecture and sadovoparkovy art (gardens, parks, squares, boulevards);

sights - joint creations of the person and the nature, and also the territories representing historical, archaeological, town-planning, esthetic, ethnological or anthropological value, including places of existing of national crafts, the centers of historical settlements or the town-planning layout and building, the memorable places, natural landscapes connected with historical (including military) events, monuments, life of outstanding historic figures, and also occupation layers, remaining balance of constructions of the ancient cities, ancient settlements, settlements, parking, places of making of ceremonies;

monuments - separate constructions, buildings and constructions with the related works of painting, sculpture, arts and crafts art and with historically developed territories of the specified constructions, buildings and constructions, and also memorial houses, apartments, necropolises, mausoleums and separate burials, performing monumental art, objects of science and technology (including military), materials of anthropology, ethnography, numismatics, epigrafika, cartography, the photo, movies, audio-, videos and records on other carriers, literary works and arts, the archive, hand-written and graphical documents, books manuscripts, incunabulums, antiquarian and rare editions, notes, relics and objects of memorial nature, stone sculptures, rock drawings, archaeological monuments representing historical, scientific, art or other cultural value;

objects of cultural heritage - objects of material and non-material cultural heritage;

objects of material cultural heritage - the ensembles representing historical, scientific, art or other cultural value, sights and monuments;

objects of non-material cultural heritage - the customs representing historical, scientific, art or other cultural value, folk art (art of the word, dance, music, representation), and also related both national art crafts and applied art of knowledge, skills, tools, artifacts, cultural spaces.

Article 4. Categories of objects of material cultural heritage

Objects of material cultural heritage are subdivided into the following categories:

the objects of material cultural heritage of republican value which are representing historical, scientific, architectural, art and memorial value, having special value for history and culture of all country;

the objects of material cultural heritage of local value which are representing historical, scientific, architectural, art and memorial value, having special value for history and culture of area, the area and the city.

II. Public administration in the field of protection and use of objects of cultural heritage

Article 5. The bodies exercising public administration in the field of protection and use of objects of cultural heritage

Public administration in the field of protection and use of objects of cultural heritage is performed by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Uzarkhiv Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and public authorities on places.

Article 6. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of protection and use of objects of cultural heritage

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

realizes the main directions of state policy in the field of protection and use of objects of cultural heritage;

approves state programs of protection, preserving, promoting and use of objects of cultural heritage;

establishes procedure for maintaining the State inventory of objects of material cultural heritage and the List of objects of non-material cultural heritage;

establishes procedure of the state control of protection, preserving and use of objects of cultural heritage;

approves the modes of use of the territories and zones of protection of the objects of cultural heritage of republican value including included in the List of the world material cultural heritage;

establishes procedure for creation and detention regime of historical and cultural reserves, memorial estates and historical settlements;

establishes procedure for conducting historical and cultural examination of objects of cultural heritage;

performs other powers according to the legislation.

Article 7. Powers of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of protection and use of objects of cultural heritage

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

exercises the state control of observance by legal entities and physical persons of the legislation on protection and use of objects of cultural heritage;

participates in development and implementation of state programs of protection, preserving, promoting and use of objects of cultural heritage;

realizes state programs on scientific and nauchnotekhnichesky research, preservation, restoration and the device for modern use of objects of material cultural heritage;

provides identification, accounting, protection, promoting and use of objects of cultural heritage;

performs coordination of activities of state bodies concerning protection and use of objects of cultural heritage;

keeps the State inventory of objects of material cultural heritage and the List of objects of non-material cultural heritage;

will organize and performs historical and cultural examination of objects of cultural heritage;

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