Export of Antiques:

Antiquities include sculpture, painting or other works of art and craftsmanship, illustrative of science, art, crafts, religion of bygone ages and of historical interest which have been in existence for not less than one hundred years.

Also manuscripts, or other documents of scientific, historical, literary or aesthetic value in existence for not less than seventy five years- art-treasures-not necessarily antiquities but having regard to the artistic and aesthetic value cannot be exported out of India.

For Further clarification on the antiquity of an artefact, the tourists can contact the following authorities and get information on the Acts & Rules governing Antiquities & Art Treasures Act, 1972.

New Delhi
Director General, Archaeological Survey of India,
Janpath, New Delhi 110 011
Tel: 301 9451, 301 8848
Telex: 031- 66242 ASI- IN


Mumbai
Superitending Archaeologist, Antiquities,
Archaeological Survey of India
Sion Fort, Sion
Mumbai- 400 022
Tel: 407 1102

Chennai (Madas)
Superitending Archaeologist,
Archaeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle,
Fort St. George,
Chennai 600 009


Kolkata (Kolkatta)
Superintending Archaeologist,
Archaeological Survey of India, Kolkata Circle,
27, Biplabi Trailokya Maharaj Sarani,
Narayani Building,
Kolkata - 700 001
Tel: 261 933 ,
Telex : 021-5340 ASCC IN


Bangalore
Superintending Archaeologist,
Archaeological Survey of India, Bangalore Circle,
No. 364, 16th Main, 4th T. Block,
Jayanagar,
Bangalore - 560 041.
Tel: 645901,
Telex : 0845-8845 ARCH IN


Bhubaneswar
Superintending Archaeologist,
Archaeological Survey of India. Bhubaneswar Circle,
Old Town,
Bhubaneswar - 751 002
Tel: 56575 ,
Telex : 0675-393 ODRA IN


Srinagar
Superintending Archaeologist,
Archaeological Survey of India,
Srinagar Circle,
Mintoo Building,
Raj Bagh,
Srinagar
Tel : 32758,
Telex : 0375-349 ASOI IN
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