Rs 442.121.1 Order The Dfi From November 29, 2016, Establishing A System Of Encouragement Of Networks Of Third Parties To Safeguard The Cultural Heritage And Museums, Collections

Original Language Title: RS 442.121.1 Ordonnance du DFI du 29 novembre 2016 instituant un régime d’encouragement des musées, des collections et des réseaux de tiers en vue de la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel

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442.121.1 order of the DFI establishing a scheme of encouragement of museums, collections and the networks of third parties to safeguard the cultural heritage of November 29, 2016 (Status January 1, 2017) the federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) view of art. 28, al. 1, of the Act of December 11, 2009 on the promotion of culture (LEC, stop: Section 1 Definitions and objectives article 1 Definitions for the purposes of this order means: a. Museum: a permanent institution non-profit, at the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, preserves, studies, exposes and transmits the heritage material and immaterial of humanity and its environment for study purposes) education and delectation; b. collection: 1. a synonym for Museum when it designates an institution, 2. a Fund of objects including a museum or collection owns or that he or she is guaranteed to keep in his possession at least fifty years and that he or she highlights in a systematic way in representative exhibitions of a given topic the objects presented being in principle the original parts if appropriate to the theme of the collection;

c. network: an institution according to art. 3, al. 1, of the Ordinance of November 23, 2011 on the encouragement of culture.

RS 442.11 art. 2 goals the support of museums, collections and third party networks (institutions) is intended to: a. make a contribution to the preservation and to the development of the cultural heritage; b. strengthening institutions; c. to facilitate public access to the institutions and cultural heritage.

Section 2 areas supported art. 3. financial institutions aid may take the following forms: a. financial exploitation (exploitation contributions); b. financial aid to cultural heritage preservation projects, including inventory and digitization of works of art in the context of the work undertaken to clarify and publish the indications of source (contributions to projects); c. subsidies for insurance premiums covering the loan of objects at exhibitions in Switzerland (contributions to insurance premiums).

There is no right to a support.

Section 3 terms of support art. 4 contributions of exploitation for the museums and collections museums and collections must: a. possess a collection made up mostly of Helvetica; b. introduce a concept of collection and operating strategy; c. exercise all of the activities referred to in art. 1, let. a; d have a firm commitment of public funding at the cantonal or communal levels; This financial commitment must be at least equivalent to the contribution of the Federal Government operating, the benefits in goods and services are not taken into account; e. recognize and implement the code of ethics of the international Council of museums (ICOM) of November 4, 1986 and the principles of the Washington Conference of December 3, 1998 applicable to works of art confiscated by the Nazis.

Helvetica means cultural property with a close connection with the Switzerland.

Code of ethics of ICOM for museums of the nov 4. 1986, revised Jul 6. 2001 and Oct. 8. 2004. the code may be consulted at the following address: HYPERLINK "http://www.bak.admin.ch" > cultural heritage > art looted > Museum ethics.
The principles can be found at the following address: HYPERLINK "http://www.bak.admin.ch" > cultural heritage > art looted > international databases.

Art. 5 contributions to operation to third party networks operating contribution is paid to the following institutions, at the same height as far: a. the Swiss photography Foundation; (b) the Association for the preservation of audiovisual memory Swiss - Memoriav; c. the Foundation Swiss dance Collection; d. the Swiss; e. the Foundation Swiss Museum Pass museums Association.

From 2017 to 2019, the Foundation Institute of Rome Switzerland also receives a contribution of operation, equivalent to that awarded so far.

Art. 6 contributions to projects projects must be scientifically sound and based on an appropriate organizational structure.

Art. 7 exclusion of multiple contributions institutions that receive a contribution to operation can not also receive contributions to projects or contributions to insurance premiums.

Section 4 criteria to support art. 8 contributions from museums and collections and museums collections operation are supported on the basis of the following criteria: a. radiation and the quality of the institution, who measured including number of visitors, the number of users of the online offer, scientific publications, cooperation at the national and international levels and the media interest; b. importance of the collection , which is measured including the originality of the latter, its volume and its cultural value for the Switzerland; c. importance of the work of mediation, which is measured to the extent, quality, diversity and innovativity of the offer of mediation.

Art. 9 project the project contributions contributions are allocated on the basis of the following criteria: a. prestige and importance of the institution; (b) cultural significance and history of cultural property; (c) urgent measures d. measures cost-utility ratio; e. level of self-financing and third party contributions.

Art. 10 contributions to premiums of insurance contributions to insurance premiums are allocated on the basis of the following criteria: a. prestige and importance of the institution; (b) cultural and artistic exposure c. cultural and artistic works on loan; d. potential visitors; e. level of self-financing and third party contributions.

Section 5 calculation of contributions and maximum number of exhibitions and projects supported art. 11 ceiling and rate floor financial aid contributions total: a. for contributions from museums and collections operation: maximum 30% of the overall budget of the institution and the minimum at 250 000 francs; b. for contributions to projects: to a maximum 50% of the total cost of the project but at most 100,000 francs and at least 20,000 francs by project; c. for contributions to insurance premiums : up to 50% of all the insurance premiums of an exhibition, but maximum 150 000 francs and at least 20,000 francs per show.

Art. 12 maximum number of exhibitions and projects supported twenty-five institutions per competition may benefit from contributions to projects.
Six exhibitions per year may benefit from contributions to insurance premiums.

Section 6 procedures and other provisions art. 13 contributions to museums and collections operation the federal Office of culture (OFC) decides the allocation of contributions to operation.
Applications for the allocation of contributions from museums and collections operation are addressed to the OFC at least two years before the beginning of the period of support. For the period from 2018 to 2022, they must be filed by March 31, 2017.
Applications must provide evidence that the conditions of support are met and contain all necessary information in relation to the criteria for support.
The OFC can call on experts for the assessment of applications.
It concludes contracts of services with recipients of contributions from operations. He established in particular the amount of financial assistance and benefits to be provided by the recipients.

Art. 14. the OFC project contributions generally decides every two years, based on a setting in the contest, the awarding of contributions to projects.
The deadline for applications is indicated in the competition. Applications for allocation of project for the years 2018 to 2020 contributions must reach the OFC October 31, 2017 at the latest.
Applications must provide evidence that the conditions of support are met and contain all necessary information in relation to the criteria for support. They must include a description of the project and its goals, a plan of measures and a timetable and a budget and a financing plan.

Art. 15 contributions to the OFC insurance premiums decides each year on the basis of a call for applications of the allocation of the contributions to the insurance premiums.
Applications for allocation of contributions to insurance premiums must reach the OFC to no later than 31 October of each year.
Applications must contain all necessary information in relation to the criteria for support.
Institutions that have benefited from contributions to insurance premiums a year cannot receive support the following year.

Art. 16 rule of preference before making decisions on contributions, the OFC weights the different criteria for support. The preference is for applications that best meet the criteria of support as a whole.

Art. 17 charges recipients are required to: a. publicize the support given by OFC; b. communicate OFC all necessary information concerning financial aid; c. communicate without delay to the OFC any significant changes in relation to the funding allocated.


Institutions receiving contributions of exploitation must offer their basic information to the public in at least two national languages.
Recipients of project contributions and contributions to the insurance premiums are also required to hand over to the OFC a final report and a final statement within a period of three months after the end of the project.

Section 7 provisions final art. 18 transitional provisions order of the DFI of November 25, 2015, establishing a system of encouragement of museums, collections and the networks of third parties to safeguard the cultural heritage for 2016 and 2017 years is applicable to procedures that were not completed at the time of the entry into force of this order.
Museums and collections who have received a contribution of operations over the years 2016 and 2017 and that, beginning in 2018, will no longer be supported or will see their support fall by at least 30% compared to 2017 can get a unique transitional contribution for the year 2018. OFC decides the allocation of this contribution on demand taking into account in particular: a. the amount of financial assistance former; (b) the financial situation of the institution; (c) of the criteria for support referred to in art. 8; (d) of the impact of a reduced contribution on the activities of the institution in 2018.

Applications for allocations of transitional contributions must be submitted by March 31, 2017. They should contain all the data required in art. 18, al. 2. 2015 5591 Art. RO 19 entry into force this order comes into force January 1, 2017.

RO 2016 4859 RS 442.1 State January 1, 2017

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