Export delays

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board may establish export delays of two to six months for cultural property that has been refused an export permit. Export delays established by the Review Board are announced by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Export delays provide designated organizations with an opportunity to acquire culturally significant objects or collections that might otherwise be permanently lost to Canada. Designated organizations may be eligible to apply for a Movable cultural property grant to assist with the purchase of a cultural property that is subject to an export delay.

Organizations wishing to make a purchase offer should contact the Movable cultural property program.

Active export delays

Pursuant to the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board has established delay periods for the property listed below. Delay periods provide designated organizations with an opportunity to purchase cultural property of outstanding significance and national importance so that it will remain in Canada and be accessible to the public. Designated organizations may be eligible for a Movable cultural property grant to cover a portion of the purchase price.

Export Permit App. # Description of cultural property Date of Review Board Notice Export delay Deadline to request a fair cash offer to purchase Delay-expiry date

103096

Gustave Caillebotte
(French, 1848-1894)

Blue Irises, Garden at Petit Gennevilliers, 1892
Oil on canvas
21 ¾ x 18 ¼ in.
(55.2 x 46.3 cm)

Jul 13, 2017

6 months

Dec 15, 2017

Jan 13, 2018

110458

Great War Medals Group, Lieutenant-Colonel Harcus Strachan (1914-1977)

  1. Great War 1917 Victoria Cross (reverse of suspension bar engraved “Lieut H. Strachan M.C. Fort Garry Horse”)
  2. Military Cross (G.V.R.) unnamed as issued (reverse of cross engraved “20 Nov 1917”)
  3. 1914-15 Star (Major H. Strachan)
  4. British War medal (Major H. Strachan)
  5. Victory medal (Major H. Strachan)
  6. Canadian Volunteer Service medal with maple leaf clasp
  7. War medal 1939-1945
  8. 1937 Coronation medal
  9. 1953 Coronation medal
  10. 1967 Centennial medal
Sep 22, 2017 6 months Feb 21, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

If your institution is interested in negotiating the purchase of any of these objects, please contact the staff of the Heritage Policy and Programs Directorate at PCH.mcp-bcm.PCH@canada.ca as soon as possible.

Potential purchasers may apply to the Department of Canadian Heritage for a Movable cultural property grant. These grants are made available to assist designated institutions to purchase objects for which export has been delayed, or that are located outside Canada and are related to the national heritage.

Grant applications should be submitted well in advance of the expiration of the delay period.

The requesting institution is encouraged to contribute 50% or more towards the purchase price, although applications seeking up to 100% of the purchase will be considered where exceptional circumstances are justified.

For more information about the fair cash offer determination process, please consult Section 10 of the Guide to Exporting Cultural Property from Canada (PDF format, 757 KB).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the staff of the Heritage Policy and Programs Directorate at PCH.mcp-bcm.PCH@canada.ca.

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