Organization of the institutional system of conservation
According the Law on Protection of Cultural Heritage the administrative and certain proficient issues of the cultural heritage protection are carried out by the Ministry of Culture, sales and by the Cultural Heritage Protection Office, as a body within the Ministry of Culture.
The protection of the archives material is carried out by the State Archives of the Republic of Macedonia. The operations for protection of the phonogram archives goods and the intangible cultural heritage are attained by the entities authorised by the Minister of Culture.
Cultural Heritage Protection Office
The legal status of the Cultural Heritage Protection Office is that of an independent governmental administrative body. As such, it is a constituent part of the Ministry of Culture operating as a legal entity. The Cultural Heritage Protection Office (CHPO) was established on March 19, 2004 based on the Law on Protection of Cultural Heritage (“Official Gazette of RM” no.20/04). It was set up on May 10, 2004 when its first director was appointed.
The following regulations are applied in the field of culture in the Republic of Macedonia:
1. Law on Culture
2. Law on Usage of the Macedonian Language
3. Law on Libraries
4. Law on Museums
5. Law on Memorial Monuments
6. Law on Archive Materials
7. Law on Protection of Cultural Heritage
8. Changes and Amendments To The Law On Protection Of Cultural Heritage