Museum Security Network

Category: cultural heritage at risk

London, UK: Iran threatens to keep artefact

Iran threatens to keep artefact http://www.smh.com.au/world/iran-threatens-to-keep-artefact-20100916-15emw.html September 17, 2010 LONDON: It was not an easy decision for the British Museum to lend one of its most treasured artefacts to a country with which Britain has a notoriously prickly relationship. So curators in London are paying close attention to an Iranian threat not to return the…

Sindh, Pakistan: Floods threaten Pakistan heritage sites

Floods threaten Pakistan heritage sites http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/floods-threaten-pakistan-heritage-sites-20100816-12732.html August 16, 2010 AFP Pakistan’s devastating floods are now threatening ancient archeological sites, on top of leaving millions of people dependent on humanitarian aid to survive, an antiquities official said on Monday. Pakistan has been ravaged by nearly three weeks of monsoon rains. Flooding has affected one-fifth of the…