Cultural managements

Government issues regulations to strengthen preservation of cultural heritage

This regulation should have a positive impact on efforts to preserve cultural heritage and help to affirm that the concern and participation of all parties is very important for preserving cultural heritage.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government has stepped up its efforts to preserve the country’s cultural heritage by implementing Government Regulation No. 1 of 2022 on National Registration and Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

According to the government press release here on Monday, the regulations include provisions on the management of cultural heritage, from registration, preservation, management, incentives and compensation to monitoring and funding. .

Before the regulation, the process of national registration of cultural heritage, repatriation, development and preservation of objects was carried out by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology with the support of the units working in the region.

Once the regulations are implemented, ministers, governors, district heads or mayors are required to determine the rank of cultural heritage based on the results of the review and recommendations of the team of cultural heritage experts.

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In addition, they should proceed with the clarification and registration of cultural heritage in the National Register and provide letters of clarification of the status of cultural heritage and letters of clarification of ownership of cultural heritage determined before settlement.

According to the new regulations, anyone having or possessing objects suspected of being of cultural heritage (ODCB) is obliged to register the objects with district heads or mayors.

In addition, the person who finds the ODCB must report their discovery to the relevant institutions and / or the police in the areas where the objects are found.

In addition, no one is allowed to find the ODCB without permission from ministers, governors, district heads or mayors.

Citizens wishing to use cultural heritage for religious, social, educational, scientific and technological, cultural and tourism purposes must submit a request for facilitation or use.

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This request must be submitted to ministers, governors, district heads or mayors according to the rank of cultural heritage.

Government regulations on national registration and preservation of cultural heritage also cover the involvement of the population in the effort to monitor cultural heritage and prevent violations of regulations.

The Director General of Culture, Hilmar Farid, noted that government regulations will be a point of reference for central and regional governments as well as for citizens in the management and preservation of cultural heritage.

“This regulation should have a positive impact on efforts to preserve cultural heritage and help affirm that the concern and involvement of all parties is very important to preserve cultural heritage,” he said.

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