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The origins of the legal protection of heritage. Legislation on the safeguard of monuments and artworks issued in 15th- to 18th-century Europe.

Project description

Heritage protection between 15th and 18th century Europe

In the early 1400s, various European countries established a system to administer, protect, supervise, conserve, maintain, classify and record artifacts and monuments in Europe. However, we lack a history of legislation on heritage protection in Europe. The EU-funded LawLove project will analyse the laws on the protection of artworks and monuments issued in the European countries between the early 1400s and late 1700s. Through a comparative analysis of legislation through a juridical and an art historical perspective the project will explore the systems established in early-modern and modern Europe to protect heritage in various states. LawLove will research original records related to legislation, including documents preserved in archives and institutes in Europe.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 257 209,92
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00