C-8 Know that it is your legal responsibility to care for collections, and therefore your financial responsibility to provide that care


Information on the legal status of museum collections can be found in Marie C. Malaro's A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections, and Museum Governance: Mission, Ethics, Policy. 2nd edition. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press, 1998

Other legal information can be found at the websites below.

Smithsonian Institution

Authority and Responsibility (C.)
http://www.si.edu/archives/NCP/bor599.pdf

US Department of Justice - INTERPOL

About the Cultural Property Program
http://www.usdoj.gov/usncb/cultprop/cultureabout.htm

Stolen Works of Art

http://www.interpol.int/Public/WorkOfArt/Default.asp

State Department

US and International Laws
http://exchanges.state.gov/culprop/unesco01.html