International relations

If the coordination of international activities is care of the Secretary-General of the Ministry, the Directorate-General for Antiquities collects and verifies informations about archaeological property illicitly exported. It also instructs the proceedings for its recovery. Moreover, inside the field of jurisdiction, the Directorate-General oversees bilateral negotiations with other Countries and agreements with individual museums, takes care of the implementation of these agreements, and promotes initiatives related to the international circulation of archaeological objects. Finally, it organizes training initiatives on topics of protection.