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Adoption of cultural heritage

Introduction

To combine external resources to preserve and maintain non-public-use national cultural heritages and enhance management efficiency, the NPA has established and promulgated the “Directions for Adoption and Maintenance for National Non-Public Use Cultural Asset” for the free adoption and maintenance of such national cultural heritages by government agencies (organizations) of all levels, schools, government and private entities (judicial persons), non-entity (judicial person) groups with a representative person or manager, and individual (natural persons). Interested parties may submit an adoption plan (specifying the overall planning of adoption, the concept of management and maintenance or environment beautification, and the duration of adoption) to directly apply for adoption to the NPA branch (office) where the target cultural heritage is located. After the joint review and approval of the NPA branch (office) and the competent authority of culture of the adoption plan, the NPA branch (office) will sign an adoption contract with the applicant for a maximum term of six years each time. The adopter is free to use the cultural heritage. However, it should pay the fee for utilities, management, and maintenance, and abide by the contract and the laws and regulations in relation to cultural heritage preservation.

 

Responsibility, obligation, and the related limitations of applicants

  1. Apart from managing and maintaining the adoption target according to the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act and the related laws and regulations, applicants should exercise the due care of a good manager.
  2. The adopter should erect adoption signs in the appropriate locations or positions of the adoption target.
  3. The adopter should not close the adoption target.
  4. The adopter should manage and maintain the adoption target with own efforts and should not manage and maintain the adoption target through a third party or transfer the management right to a third party.
  5. The adopter should not engage in any business activities with the adoption target during the adoption. (However, with the prior consent of the NPA branch or office, the adopter may organize public interest activities on a non-profit and non-business purpose.)
  6. No new construction, expansion or modification of the adoption target without approval. If repair is required, the adopter should apply for permission to the NPA branch (office) and the competent authority of culture according to the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act and the related laws and regulations before implementation.
  7. After discovering damage or occupation of the adoption target, the adopter should immediately eliminate the related harms, restore the adoption target as is, and report to the NPA branch (office).
  8. The adopter should fill in the self-inspection checklists and submit it to the NPA branch (office) for reference periodically.

Use status inspection

During the adoption, the NPA branch (office) should perform documentary (mail) inspection or send staff to perform an onsite inspection of the adoption target regularly or irregularly.

Administrative rules

Directions for Adoption and Maintenance for National Non-Public Use Cultural Asset

Related forms and records

Adoption Contract
Adoption Sign
Self-Inspection Checklists

Target Catalogue

NFA-Administered Cultural Assets List

Related sites

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Release date:2019-11-22 Last updated:2019-11-22