Privately negotiated purchases
Anyone who intends to offer items that it owns for sale to the State must contact the Ministry, Directorate-General of Museums – Department I, through the Institution to which the items are offered.
The Directorate-General of Museums then takes the necessary steps, with the approval of the Director-General responsible for such matters, and with the approval of the pertinent Technical-scientific Committee.
- Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers no. 171/2014, Article 20, paragraph 2, letter m)
- Royal Decree no. 363, dated 30 January 1913, Article 21
Donations are cultural assets offered as a gift to the Ministry of cultural heritage and tourism, destined for use. The mandate for entry into the agreement is issued by the Directorate-General of Museums, and the acquisition agreement is exempted from donation tax.
- Legislative Decree no. 346, dated 31 October 1990, Article 3
The institution of loan for use applies to cultural heritage of particular value or which makes a significant contribution to collections of works already present in the same exhibition venue, in order to allow public fruition.
Goods on loan must be protected by suitable insurance cover, and the Directorate-General applies the procedure used for granting State guarantee.
Having heard the pertinent consulting bodies, the Directorate-General of Museums establishes criteria and guidelines for receipt on loan or under deposit at institutions and cultural venues, of privately owned goods or property belonging to public authorities. It also provides, by request, the necessary technical-administrative support for the preparation of the relative acts.
- Legislative Decree no. 42, dated 22 January 2004, “Cultural Heritage and Landscape Code”, Article 44
- Legislative Decree no. 42, dated 22 January 2004, “Cultural Heritage and Landscape Code”, Article 48