Sending contemporary artworks out of Italy is complex, but exporting antiques and artworks of authors no longer living can be literally impossible. In 1939, Law 1089 was passed to inhibit the criminal act of illegally removing antiques from Italian territory and to regulate the liberal circulation of cultural goods. The
Whether you are an artist, or an art collector, sending contemporary works of art out of Italy can be a nerve racking experience. What can be even worse is trying to bring ones own artwork into Italy from non-EC countries.
To export paintings and other artworks one must