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 propertyDate of Review Board NoticeExport delayDeadline to request a fair cash offer to purchaseDelay-expiry date

109841

Barbara Hepworth
Meridian
Numbered 1/6
Bronze
1958
Height: 63.8 inches (162 cm)

Jan 17, 2018

6 months

June 18, 2018

July 17, 2018

109853

Max Ernst
La Parisienne
Conceived in 1950 and cast in 1959
Bronze
Height: 31 inches (78.8 cm)

Jan 17, 2018

6 months

June 18, 2018

July 17, 2018

Pablo Picasso
Tête de femme (Dora Maar)
1941
Charcoal on paper
12 x 9 ½ inches (30.5 x 23.5 cm)

Jan 17, 2018

6 months

June 18, 2018

July 17, 2018

110459

Group of Second World War Medals, including a Victoria Cross, awarded to Lt. Col. David Vivian Currie

  1. Victoria Cross
  2. 1939-1945 Star
  3. France Germany Star
  4. Defence medal
  5. Canadian Volunteer Service medal and bar
  6. War medal 1939-1945
  7. 1953 Coronation medal
  8. 1967 Centennial medal
  9. 1977 Jubilee medal
Feb 5, 2018 6 months July 7, 2018 Aug. 5, 2018
110202

Le Corbusier
Deux Figures Au Tronc D’Arbre
Signed Le Corbusier, 1937
Oil on Canvas, 130 x 162 cm

March 2, 2018 6 months Aug. 4, 2018 Sept. 2, 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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