The US museum will appeal an Italian court's ruling that the Greek bronze belongs in Italy.
Sotheby’s is taking Greece’s ministry of culture to court over the ownership of an ancient Greek bronze horse, in a highly unusual legal attempt by the auction house “to clarify the rights of legitimate owners” amid a surge in claims by countries of origin.
Germany's new 130-page code of conduct should help museums determine whether colonial-era artifacts were taken unlawfully. But then what?
The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet July 31-August 2, 2018, to review Algeria’s request for U.S. import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material. The Committee will also consider the proposals to extend the U.S.-Bulgaria cultural property agreement and the U.S.-Honduras cultural property agreement.
An Italian judge ruled on June 1st that a fourth-century BC Greek statue known as Lysippus after its creator or the Victorious Athlete must be seized wherever in the world it is, rejecting a Malibu Getty Museum appeal. The statue, fished out of the sea off Pesaro in 1964, was bought by the Californian museum for around four million dollars in 1977 from German art dealer Herman Heinz Herzer. Friday's was the third verdict of the same kind by the Pesaro judiciary.
The University of Geneva offers a new course in Archéologie classique et droit des biens culturels.
An Athens appeals court has upheld an 11-year sentence against a Sicilian art and antiquities dealer convicted over the theft four decades ago of four rare murals from an Early Christian rural church in Steni on Evia.
According to the CDR a new arbitration court, to be seated in The Hague, will focus on art-related disputes which have traditionally been at odds with the court litigation process. https://www.cdr-news.com/categories/quinn-emanuel/8176-exclusive-new-arbitration-court-will-tackle-art-disputes
An interesting article on the two of the main problems when it comes to the return of cultural objects: proof of ownership and due diligence. On Artnet News. “An Expert Flagged Two Antiquities Headed for Sale as Suspicious. Christie's recent antiquities sale underscores just how complicated it is to prove certain works are illicit.”