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Category: cultural security

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…

Protecting cultural heritage as development priority

Protecting cultural heritage as development priority http://www.mediaglobal.org/article/2010-07-29/protecting-cultural-heritage-as-development-priority By Diana Gregor 1 August, 2010 [MediaGlobal]:The earthquake that shook Haiti in January 2010 has proven how vulnerable cultural heritage is to natural disasters. In the wake of the earthquake’s widespread destruction were museums, galleries, and other places that contained Haiti’s cultural property. Haiti’s Centre d’Art has been…

Conservator help salvage Haiti's cultural material

Conservator help salvage Haiti’s cultural material http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/ap/conservator-help-salvage-haitis-cultural-material-99217269.html By: E.B. FURGURSON III Associated Press 07/26/10 3:50 AM EDT ANNAPOLIS, MD. — It is slow, deliberate, frustrating, yet fulfilling work trying to preserve a people’s culture. Vicki Lee, senior conservator at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, already has made two trips with teams of experts trying…

Sinking oil threatens historic Gulf shipwrecks

Sinking oil threatens historic Gulf shipwrecks http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/07/04/sinking_oil_threatens_historic_gulf_shipwrecks/?page=2 By Cain Burdeau Associated Press Writer / July 4, 2010 TIMBALIER ISLANDS, La.—Not just flora and fauna are getting caked in oil. So is the Gulf of Mexico’s barnacled history of pirates, sea battles and World War II shipwrecks. The Gulf is lined with wooden shipwrecks, American-Indian shell…