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How to export your paintings abroad


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Many artists meet with the problem of selling their paintings.

In particular, when it comes to exporting artwork abroad.

In order to bring the picture abroad, you need to get a certificate showing that the picture is not a cultural value.

You will need

  • - application to the department of culture at the place of residence-
  • - photocopy of the passport-
  • - list of exported pictures-
  • - pictures of paintings-
  • - A certificate confirming the possibility of exporting a painting abroad.



The export of paintings abroad is regulated by the Law of the Russian Federation "OnExport and import of cultural values ​​". For the export of paintings abroad you need to get a certificate that your paintings do not represent historical and national values. According to the Russian legislation, such works are considered works, dated the last 50 years.


A certificate allowing the export of paintings abroad,Can be obtained from the committee of culture of his city. Before the export of paintings you need to remove copies of your passport, take photos of the exported works and put it all together with the pictures in the committee of culture.


To get help, you need toList of exported cultural items. That is, specify the name. The author of the picture, its name, the year of creation, the technique in which it was performed, and the dimensions (in centimeters).


If necessary, you also need to take care ofPower of attorney for execution of documents, documents confirming ownership and documents, evidencing the cost of paintings (if any). In the culture committee, you will be paid for the examination of the cultural value of your painting and will issue a document authorizing the export of the painting abroad. Now you can send the picture along with this document by courier service or withdraw it yourself.


Please note that you can get this helpYou need even when you sell your paintings through intermediaries or an art gallery. At the same time, this requirement concerns only the export of paintings. In case of exporting paper pictures or photo works abroad, there should not be such problems.


Export is not subject to the items that representHistorical, artistic, scientific or other cultural value (as a rule, they are included in a special security register), paintings and artifacts stored in state and municipal museums and archives, cultural values ​​created over 100 years ago. The ban on the export of paintings on other grounds is not allowed.

How to export your paintings abroad Was last modified: May 21st, 2017 By Jyebaitj
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