Organizations must be officially designated by the Minister of Canadian Heritage to access the tax incentives and grant provisions under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act.
What is a Designated Organization?
Designated organizations are:
- institutions such as museums, public art galleries, archives, and libraries; and
- public authorities such as cities, municipalities, Aboriginal governing bodies, and other government bodies that collect, preserve and present cultural property.
Designated organizations are located in Canada and demonstrate the ability to ensure the long-term preservation of cultural property. They also make cultural property available to the public through exhibitions, programming or research.
|Group I||Objects Recovered from the Soil or Waters of Canada|
|Group II||Objects of Material Ethnographic Culture|
|Group III||Military Objects|
|Group IV||Objects of Applied and Decorative Arts|
|Group V||Objects of Fine Arts|
|Group VI||Scientific or Technological Objects|
|Group VII||Archival Material|
|Group VIII||Musical Instruments|
There are two categories of designated organizations across Canada:
- Category “A”: unlimited designation for property from one or more of the above groups.
- Category “B”: limited designation for a specific object or collection.