Cultural Heritage Act is Passed
This Act reflects our evolving concept of cultural heritage. It proposes a new definition that promotes cultural heritage education, safeguarding, development and transmission, in the public interest and from a sustainable development perspective.
Significant new items have been introduced: designating and identifyin intangible heritage, historical figures, sites and events will facilitate their promotion. In addition, all heritage properties covered by the Cultural Heritage Act will henceforth be entered in the Registre du patrimoine culturel (cultural heritage register).
The Cultural Heritage Act will enter into force in October 2012, that is, one year after it receives assent.
Press release (in French only)
Cultural Heritage Act (PDF, 181 KB)