The Liechtenstein National Museum Act (LNMA) stipulates that the independent foundation under public law is responsible for the collection, maintenance, exhibition and communication of Liechtenstein cultural assets as well as the promotion of the understanding of Liechtenstein’s geography and history. LGBl. 2009 No. 369
The Archives Act defines the contents of the National Archives and the state archives, as well as the administration and safeguarding of the archival property and its use. LGBl. 1997 No. 215
The purpose of the Liechtenstein National Library Act (LNLA) includes the task of collecting Liechtenstein literature and texts in their entirety. These include, for example, all Liechtenstein newspapers from 1863 to 2005 and the yearbooks of the Historical Society since 1902. LGBl. 2009 No. 368
Liechtenstein is a member of a number of international conventions, including the Hague Convention (1954) for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, including the Second Protocol (1999), the Granada Convention (1985) for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe, the Malta Convention (1992) for the Protection of Archaeological Heritage, the International Venice Charter (1964) for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites, and the Lausanne Charter (1989) for the Protection and Management of the Archaeological Heritage.
In principle, the protection of cultural assets is regulated in the Cultural Assets Protection Act (see 4.2.1).
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