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Principal international conventions and recommendations concerning the preservation of archaeological and historic sites and artefacts


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Council of Europe,1969, European convention on the protection of the archaeological heritage. London, 6 June 1969 (superseded by CoE, 1992)

Council of Europe,1978, Recommendation on the underwater cultural heritage. Strasbourg, Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 8

Council of Europe,1981, Recommendation on metal detectors and archaeology. Strasbourg, Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 9

Council of Europe,1985, Convention for the protection of the architectural heritage of Europe. Granada, 3 October 1985

Council of Europe,1988, Recommendation on the international protection of cultural property and the circulation of works of art. Stras-bourg, Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1072

Council of Europe,1989, Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection and enhancement of the rural architectural heritage. Strasbourg, 13 April 1989. R(89)6

Council of Europe,1990, Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection and conservation of the industrial, technical and civil engineering heritage in Europe. Strasbourg, 13 September 1990. R(90)20

Council of Europe,1991, Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures likely to promote the funding of the conservation of the architectural heritage. Strasbourg, 11 April 1991. R(91)6

Council of Europe,1991, Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the protection of the twentieth century architectural heritage. Strasbourg, 13 September 1991. R(91)13

Council of Europe,1992, European convention on the protection of the archaeological heritage. Valletta, 16 January 1992

Council of Europe,1993, Draft recommendation to member states on the conservation and management of cultural landscape areas as part of landscape policies. Strasbourg, September 1993

Council of Europe,1997, Verona Charter on the use of ancient places of performance. Verona, August 1997

Council of Europe,1998, Recommendation on the Unidroit Convention on stolen or illegally exported cultural property. Strasbourg, Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1372

Council of Europe,2000, European Landscape Convention. Florence, 20 October 2000. European Treaty 176

Council of Europe,2005, Framework convention on the value of cultural heritage for society. Faro, 27 October 2005. CETS 199

EC,1985, Directive on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. Brussels, 27 June 1985. 85/337/ EEC

UNESCO,1954, Convention for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict (the Hague Convention), with regulations for the execution of the convention as well as the protocols to the convention and the conference resolutions, 14 May 1954. Paris

UNESCO,1956, Recommendation on international principles applicable to archaeological excavations, 5 December 1956. Paris

UNESCO,1960, Recommendation concerning the most effective means of rendering museums accessible to everyone, 14 December 1960. Paris

UNESCO,1962, Recommendation concerning the safeguarding of the beauty and character of landscapes and sites, 11 December 1962. Paris

UNESCO,1964, Recommendation on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit export, import and transfer of ownership of cultural property, 19 November 1964. Paris

UNESCO,1968, Recommendation concerning the preservation of cultural property endangered by public or private works, 19 November 1968. Paris

UNESCO,1970, Convention on the means of prohibiting and preventing the illicit import, export, and transfer of ownership of cultural property, 14 November 1970. Paris

UNESCO,1972, Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage, 16 November 1972. Paris

UNESCO,1972, Recommendation concerning the protection, at national level, of the cultural and natural heritage, 16 November 1972. Paris

UNESCO,1976, Recommendation concerning the international exchange of cultural property, 26 November 1976. Paris

UNESCO,1976, Recommendation concerning the safeguarding and contemporary role of historic areas, 26 November 1976. Paris

UNESCO,1978, Recommendation for the protection of movable cultural property, 28 November 1978. Paris

UNESCO,1989, Recommendation on the safeguarding of traditional culture and folklore, 15 November 1989. Paris

UNESCO,2001, Convention on the protection of the underwater cultural heritage, 2 November 2001. Paris

UNESCO,2003, Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, 17 October 2003. Paris

UNESCO,2003, Declaration concerning the international destruction of cultural heritage, 17 October 2003. Paris

UNESCO,2005, Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, 20 October 2005. Paris

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Archaeology.



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