The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act `1972

An Act to regulate the export trade in antiquities and art treasures, to provide for the prevention of smuggling of, and fraudulent dealings in, antiquities, to provide for the compulsory acquisition of antiquities and art treasures for preservation in public places and to provide for certain other matters connected therewith or incidental or ancillary thereto.
1972
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Short title, extent and commencement
  3. 2
     Definitions
  4. 3
     Regulation of export trade in antiquities and art treasures
  5. 4
     Application of Act 52 of 1962
  6. 5
     Antiquities to be sold only under a licence
  7. 6
     Appointment of licensing officers
  8. 7
     Application for licence
  9. 8
     Grant of licence
  10. 9
     Renewal of licence
  11. 10
     Maintenance of records, photographs and registers by licensees
  12. 11
     Revocation, suspension and amendment of licences
  13. 12
     Persons whose licences have been revoked may sell antiquities to other licensees
  14. 13
     Power of Central Government to carry on the business of selling antiquities to the exclusion of others
  15. 14
     Registration of antiquities
  16. 15
     Appointment of registering officers
  17. 16
     Application for registration and grant of certificate of registration
  18. 17
     Transfer of ownership, etc., of antiquities to be intimated to the registering officer
  19. 18
     Provisions of sections 14, 16 and 17 not to apply in certain cases
  20. 19
     Power of Central Government to compulsorily acquire antiquities and art treasures
  21. 20
     Payment of compensation for antiquities and art treasures compulsorily acquired under section 19
  22. 21
     Appeals against decisions of licensing officers and registering officers
  23. 22
     Appeals against awards of arbitrators
  24. 23
     Powers of entry, search, seizure, etc
  25. 24
     Power to determine whether or not an article, etc., is antiquity or art treasure
  26. 25
     Penalty
  27. 26
     Cognizance of offences
  28. 27
     Magistrate’s power to impose enhanced penalties
  29. 28
     Offences by companies
  30. 29
     Protection of action taken in good faith
  31. 30
     Application of other laws not barred
  32. 31
     Power to make rules
  33. 32
     Repeal
  34. 33
     Amendment of Act 24 of 1958