The Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec (French for "Cultural heritage register of Quebec") is the official heritage register of Quebec. It is under the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine. It includes both buildings and structures as well as smaller ojects such as documents, artifacts, and works of art. The objective of the Répertoire is to "identify, preserve, and make known the heritage of all regions of Quebec".1 Those properties protected under the Loi sur les biens culturels ("Cultural Property Act") are included in the Registre des biens culturels ("Register of Cultural Property"). The Répertoire includes the Registre and also contains information on natural and historic districts, property protected by municipalities, commemorative plaques, the components of buildings or sites protected, as well as property in the inventory. A listing on the Répertoire does not itself give a site any legal protection. As of 2010[update], there were 761 properties protected under the Loi sur les biens culturels by the provincial government 2 and around 60,000 properties that had been protected under the law by municipal governments.