Article 23 Sales of cultural relics in the collection of museums， libraries and other institutions under ownership by the whole people shall be prohibited. Transfers and exchanges among these institutions of the cultural relics in their collection must be reported to the departments for cultural administration for the record；
transfers and exchanges of Grade One cultural relics in their collection must be approved by the state department for cultural administration. No unit or individual may have cultural relics transferred without approval.
CHAPTER V CULTURAL RELICS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Article 24 Cultural relics in private collections may be purchased by units designated by the departments for cultural administration； no other unit or individual may engage in the business of purchasing cultural relics.
Article 25 The resale of cultural relics in private collections at a profit shall be strictly forbidden， and so shall be the private sale of such relics to foreigners.
Article 26 Banks，smelter， paper mills and departments for the recovery of old and waste materials shall assume responsibility， jointly with the departments for cultural administration， for sorting out cultural relics from among gold and silver articles and waste materials. The cultural relics thus obtained， except for coins and other kinds of currency of past ages which are needed by research institutes of the banks and which may be kept by the banks， shall be turned over to and placed at the disposal of the departments for cultural administration. The prices of the cultural relics turned over shall be reasonably assessed.