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The World's Biggest Illicit Industries

The World’s Biggest Illicit Industries http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/biggest-illegal-businesses-business-crime_print.html Nathan Vardi, 06.04.10, 12:02 PM ET The $125 million theft of five paintings by artists like Picasso and Matisse from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris in May caught the attention of the…

Historically challenged

Historically challenged http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2010/06/03/use_of_community_preservation_act_money_open_to_increasing_interpretation/?page=full For projects, worthiness is in the eye of the beholder Disputes over use of Community Preservation Act funds are growing By Taryn Plumb Globe Correspondent / June 3, 2010 In the 1920s, the ecclesiastical-style structure — red-tile…

Beruf Kunstdetektivin. Auf der Jagd nach heißen Bildern. Sie ist die Deutschland-Chefin des internationalen "Art Loss Register", fahndet von Köln aus nach gestohlenen Kunstwerken und kennt fast alle Tricks und Kniffe der Räuber: Ulli Seegers, 37, ist eine der erfolgreichsten Spürnasen der Republik.

  Den Kragen des Trenchcoats hochgeschlagen, die Hände in den Manteltaschen vergraben, den Hut tief ins Gesicht gezogen – so steht sie rauchend an zugigen Häuserecken, durchforstet sie dunkle Spelunken. Und so stellt sich Otto Normalverbraucher die Arbeit einer Detektivin…

BENIN TO BERLIN ETHNOLOGISCHES MUSEUM: ARE BENIN BRONZES MADE IN BERLIN? The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, must also not be postponed with cheap arguments and tricks

The full 45 pp article by Kwame Opoku [k.opoku@sil.at], including photographs, is available at:http://www.museumbeveiliging.com/benin_to_berlin.pdf “The restitution of those cultural objects which our museums and collections, directly or indirectly, possess thanks to the colonial system and are now being demanded, must…

The case for Cyprus; SAFE Interviews Dr. Pavlos Flourentzos, Director of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus

full text plus photographs: http://www.savingantiquities.org/feature_cyprusinterview.php by JESSICA DIETZLER In light of the recent decision to include ancient coins on the list of import restrictions, Jessica Dietzler conducted the following interview with Dr. Pavlos Flourentzos, Director of the Department of Antiquities…