COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Liechtenstein/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.1 Visual and applied arts

The modern Cultural Promotion Act (2008) strengthens and simplifies the cultural mandate of the state. Culture at the beginning of the 21st century is contemporarily interpreted and includes not only music, the fine arts, literature, architecture, theatre, dance and film but also folk culture, science, the preservation of historical buildings and monuments, museums and exhibits.

Furthermore, legislation governing foundations under public law regulates the funding, duties, responsibility and goals of various key institutions: Thus the Kunstmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts) Foundation of 2000 replaces the Liechtenstein State Art Collection Foundation. 2002 saw the establishment of the Liechtenstein School of Fine Arts Foundation under public law, where future artists are prepared for entrance to art academies.

The Cultural Property Immunity Act 2008 regulates the return guarantee for collection materials transported to Liechtenstein exhibitions from abroad.


Chapter published: 12-11-2014

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