The Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA) advises DCMS Ministers on whether cultural objects that people wish to export are national treasures.
When DCMS Ministers decide that objects are national treasures, they will normally delay their decision on whether or not to grant an export licence, to allow UK buyers time to raise the money to purchase the objects.
- Sir Hayden Phillips KCB DL (Chairman)
- Richard Calvocoressi
- Philippa Glanville
- Christopher Rowell
- Leslie Webster
- Aidan Weston-Lewis
- Lowell Libson
- Peter Barber
The Arts Council provides the secretariat to the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA).
We: * are responsible for export policy on objects of cultural interest * are the contact point for all policy issues and enquiries * facilitate liaison between the RCEWA, its secretariat and DCMS Ministers * take the lead in complicated cases * develop export policy on objects of cultural interest