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20 Jun 2019

UK Museums - Protection From Court-Ordered Seizure For Loaned Artworks

UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has vowed to protect objects on loan from abroad in temporary exhibitions in UK museums from seizure by the UK courts. Works of art on display in a museum or gallery where the museum has published information about the objects on loan is now covered. This does, however, raise questions about restituted works of art from the Nazi Era.

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06 Jun 2019

Antiquities' Looted from Yemen sold at Auction

At least 100 artifacts from Yemen have been successfully sold at auction for an estimated $1 million in the U.S., Europe and the United Arab Emirates since 2011, according to a Live Science investigation into the country's so-called "blood antiquities."

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23 May 2019

University research on “Restatement of Restitution Rules”

In April 2019, research began at the University of Bonn on international practice in the restitution of artworks stolen under the Nazi regime. The project aims to provide a comprehensive, comparative analysis of international practice in the restitution of Nazi-looted art. It aims to establish a generalized set of rules on how decisions are made based on considerations of fairness and justice.

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14 May 2019

Freeports or free crime? An opinion by L. Todd in the Washington Times

 

The Washington Times published an opinion by L. Todd on how tax-exempt warehouses contribute to some $899 billion laundered each year globally.

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07 May 2019

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis 2019

Four institutions are organizing this year’s course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis. The course will take place in Rome from Nοvember 11th to December 5th. Deadline to apply: 31. May 2019

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