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.)

US Department of Justice - INTERPOL

About the Cultural Property Program

Stolen Works of Art


State Department

US and International Laws