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#40 EXPORTING AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART: LONG-AWAITED CHANGES TO THE PMCH ACT


TOMMY LOWRY , circa 1935-1987,  Two Men Dreaming at Kuluntjarranya , 1984, 121.5 x 183 cm

TOMMY LOWRY, circa 1935-1987, Two Men Dreaming at Kuluntjarranya, 1984, 121.5 x 183 cm

A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from the Department of Communications and the Arts announcing an important change in legislation that will be an absolute game-changer for the Australian Indigenous art industry. 

The highly contentious Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 – which for many years restricted exports and thwarted the international trade for Indigenous art - was finally amended to more adequately reflect the current times.

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