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Heritage: what if you held a national treasure

2024-02-24T08:13:10.899Z

Highlights: Heritage: what if you held a national treasure. The Derision of Christ, a wooden panel painted by the Italian pre-Renaissance master Cimabue around 1280. A racing automobile produced by Alfa Romeo and bodied by Joseph Figoni in 1932. These properties, which both belonged to individuals, were classified as national treasures by the Ministry of Culture. This prestigious classification may result in a buyout offer from the State for your property. But is it always good news?


OUR ADVICE - This prestigious classification may result in a buyout offer from the State for your property. But is it always good news?


What could

The Derision of Christ,

a wooden panel painted by the Italian pre-Renaissance master Cimabue around 1280, and a racing automobile produced by Alfa Romeo and bodied by Joseph Figoni in 1932 have in common?

These properties, which both belonged to individuals, were classified as national treasures by the Ministry of Culture.

Perhaps, like these individuals, you too have one, hanging on the living room wall or nestled in the bottom of a drawer?

This will be the case if your cultural property

“presents a major interest for the national heritage from the point of view of history, art, archeology or knowledge of the French language and regional languages”,

according to the definition given by the heritage code.

A classification which of course increases the intrinsic value of the property, but which is not without disadvantages for the owner.

Two thirds are in public collections

Let's clear up a misunderstanding right away.

There is no procedure for requesting such classification.

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Source: lefigaro

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