Tangible Heritage Services Package
Registration of borrowed cultural objects
A service provided to local and federal authorities concerned with archaeology to register antiquities coming into the UAE from other countries, in order to give these pieces immunity and protection while in the country.
Culture and Arts Sector
Local and federal authorities concerned with archeology and museums.
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Any cultural object borrowed by a museum or exhibition belonging to any of the federal or local authorities must be registered for temporary presentation in the UAE. The Ministry will register it with the number indicated in the Register of Foreign Cultural Objects, in accordance with the provisions of Federal Law No. (2) of 2017 concerning the immunity of foreign cultural objects from seizure or confiscation.
The local authority must submit an official request to the Ministry for approval on the entry of archaeological pieces entering the UAE from other countries.
The Ministry reviews and evaluates the request.
The Ministry issues a ministerial decree on archaeological pieces that are allowed to enter the UAE.
The archaeological pieces are recorded in the register of borrowed cultural objects.
The ministerial decree on the archaeological pieces allowed to enter the UAE is submitted to the requesting authority.
An image of the object.
A clear image of the piece showing its size, length, height and various dimensions.
Ismail Al Hammadi
Director of Antiquities Department
January 19, 2020