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DCMS Consultation into Strengthening the Process for Retaining National Treasures

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have opened a consultation into the process for exporting exceptional cultural objects.

Image used under Open Government Licence.

Image used under Open Government Licence.

  • DCMS Say “‘national treasures’, … enrich the culture, heritage and scholarship of audiences today and will do so for future generations.”

  • Consultation outlines a proposal to introduce a legally binding mechanism into the export control process for retaining national treasures

  • The consultation closes on 24 February 2019


Find out more about the consultation on the UK Government website. Responses to the consultation can be sent to


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