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
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

0495-18-02-23-002

Lawren Stewart Harris
Algoma Sketch CXII
Circa 1920
Oil on board
10.5 x 13.5 inches (25.4 x 33.02 cm)
NOTE: condition of the work should be verified by any interested organizations

July 20, 2018

6 months

Dec. 22, 2018

Jan. 20, 2019

Lawren Stewart Harris
Coldwell, North Shore, Lake Superior
September 1922
Oil on board
10.5 x 13.75 inches (25.4 x 33.02 cm)

July 20, 2018

6 months

Dec. 22, 2018

Jan. 20, 2019

Lawren Stewart Harris
Near Coldwell, North Shore Lake Superior
Circa 1920
Oil on board
10.5 x 13.75 inches (25.4 x 33.02 cm)
NOTE: condition of the work should be verified by any interested organizations

July 20, 2018

6 months

Dec. 22, 2018

Jan. 20, 2019

Alexander Young (A.Y.) Jackson
Mt. Asgard, Baffin Island
-
Oil on canvas
20 x 26 inches (50.8 x 66.04 cm)

July 20, 2018

6 months

Dec. 22, 2018

Jan. 20, 2019

Arthur Lismer
Departure of Troop Ship
Circa 1918
Oil on board
12 x 16 inches (30.48 x 40.64 cm)

July 20, 2018

6 months

Dec. 22, 2018

Jan. 20, 2019

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.

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: