This agreement places U.S. import restrictions on categories of Algerian archaeological material dating from 2.4 million years ago to approximately 1750 A.D..
An international conference on Law, Culture and Human Rights in Asia and the Middle East is to be held on Feb. 14, 2020 at the British Institute of International & Comparative Law, Russell Square, London. The conference will focus on the topic of Culture and Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Middle East, addressing culture and cultural heritage in times of peace and armed conflicts in the region.
Bonhams has withdrawn an ancient Greek drinking vessel from sale amid accusations that it was excavated illegally and that major auction-houses are failing to make adequate checks into whether antiquities were looted from their country of origin.
With extensive experience under her belt, Mendoni, an archaeologist, has presided over the Central Archaeological Committee (ΚΑΣ), worked on dozens of excavations including the Amphipolis site, served as culture ministry secretary general, and supervised Olympic works, among others, in her long-standing career in culture.
An article by Elene Goukassian in Artsynet.
Thanks to a 1-million-dollar TED prize, ordinary people can now use high-level satellite imagery to identify potential sites for exploration, without giving the coordinates over to looters. It is all done online, suitable for children through to adults.
A legal battle that began in 2008 regarding the provenance of Germany’s famed Guelph Treasure may soon wind up in the United States Supreme Court after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected an appeal last week.
On June 20, Greece and the world museum community celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inauguration of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Amidst all the euphoria, we should not forget the main reason why the museum was built – namely, to counter the British argument that the Greeks did not have a suitable museum for the Parthenon Sculptures even if they were ever returned to Athens.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today dismissed the petition to rehear en banc last year’s landmark ruling that the heirs of the art dealers who sold the Guelph Treasure (or Welfenschatz) may pursue their claims in U.S. federal court.
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.