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Category: International conventions

India – Your Majesty: Thou shalt not steal

medium.com/@Anuraag_Saxena/your-majesty-thou-shalt-not-steal-fec406ef847e April 21, 2018 I wonder if the Archbishop has had the “Thou shall not steal” conversation with Her Majesty. In fact, I wonder if his predecessors had one with those that adorned the throne before her. I’m guessing, at some point in the last 500 years, someone might have questioned the gory conquests and…

Kwame Opoku – DO AFRICAN SCULPTURES EVER DIE? COMMENTS ON THE EXHIBITION “ODE AU GRAND ART AFRICAIN : LES STATUES MEURENT AUSSI”, PARIS

« L’art africain comme tout grand art, me dira-t-on, en tout cas plus que tout autre, et depuis si longtemps si ce n’est depuis toujours, est d’abord dans l’homme, dans l’émotion de l’homme transmise aux choses par l’homme et sa société.  C’est la raison pour laquelle on ne peut séparer le problème du sort de l’art…

Countries go to greater lengths to get looted treasures back

Tim Johnson and Julie Sell | McClatchy Newspapers BEIJING — China fumes over the foreign auction of its looted relics. Cambodia sputters over ancient temple pieces on sale on eBay. Egypt aches for its stolen treasures that are sitting in foreign museums, including the indescribably splendid bust of Nefertiti. Italy and Greece plead for the…

press-release: the continuing story about art dealer Ali Abou’Taam. Can 'justice' be bought in Bulgaria?

Dear Sir, Mdme,My name is Arthur Brand, Dutch investigative journalist and writer.In this email I am going to reveal quite a serious scandal, involving Bulgarian head prosecutor Kamen Mihov, worlds leading art dealer Ali Abou’Taam, Bulgarian billionaire Vasil Bojkov, the French, Canadian and American ambassadors to Bulgaria, and Homeland Security. A story about class-justice, bribery…

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) and my annual reminder that The Netherlands still have not ratified the 1970 Unesco Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property

Dear Museum Security Network subscribers, Below you find information about the upcoming 2009 European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. TEFAF offers an opportunity for my annual reminder that The Netherlands still have not ratified the 1970 Unesco Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of…

Peter Tompa: Brent R. Benjamin of Saint Louis Art Museum Named to CPAC Museum Seat

Peter Tompa: Brent R. Benjamin of Saint Louis Art Museum Named to CPAC Museum Seat The White House has announced that Brent R. Benjamin of the Saint Louis Art Museum has been named to a seat on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to represent the interests of the museum community. Mr. Benjamin will be replacing…

More about Brent R. Benjamin's appointment as member of the Cultural Property Advisory Comittee (David Gill)

CPAC: New Appointment Original blog with all links: http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2008/09/cpac-new-appointment.html While most of us have been following the “credit crunch” and yesterday’s surprise vote in Washington (what the BBC has termed a “bail-out failure”), the White House announced a new member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC): Brent R. Benjamin, Director of the St Louis…

Dr. Derek Fincham: Brent Benjamin Appointed to CPAC

More options Oct 13, 4:36 pm Brent Benjamin Appointed to CPAC (cross-posted with relevant links at http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/2008/10/brent-benjamin-appointed-to-cpac.html) Dr. Derek Fincham The White House announced back in September that President Bush will nominate Brent R. Benjamin to serve on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee for three years. David Gill commented on the appointment, as did Wayne…

It cannot be true that BRENT BENJAMIN will be appointed as member of the CULTURAL PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Doing so the USA will defame itself internationally.

Benjamin Brent knows that the Egyptian mask in the SLAM is a stolen mask and refuses to return it. Who sold this mask to the SLAM: dubious art dealer Ali Aboutaam (presently convicted in Egypt; there is an international warrent for his arrest!) It cannot be true that BRENT BENJAMINwill be appointed as member of…

Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and passes them to Interpol

* Huge comic book collection stolen from Bellevue home  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/0687c2efc16ea881?hl=en * Bill Reid heist. Report: Museum guards fell for ruse  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/ab3d0692cb749b5f?hl=en * Break-in and loss of Bill Reid works hasn’t disqualified institution from prestigious Canadian Heritage designation, department says…  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/1a8e5eb3fbed0a64?hl=en * book review. Losing our marbles?  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/66a37380b7451378?hl=en * Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and…

Stricter Guidelines for Acquiring Antiquities

  * New Zealand. A caregiver stole a valuable painting from his disabled employer and sold it on the Internet using the pensioner’s computer.  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/49a315b981a20cd3?hl=en * Exhibition at Cantor Center features masterpieces spared from Hurricane Katrina  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/5e0345fcc8568302?hl=en * Reward offered in theft of St. Charles sculpture  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/717df414294afc38?hl=en * U.K. Church stunned as thieves take Renaissance…

Mr Cuno takes the gloves off (Tom Flynn)

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008 Mr Cuno takes the gloves off James Cuno (left: all links and photos: http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/), director of the Art Institute of Chicago, has never been backward in coming forward over cultural heritage issues and it’s all grist to the mill. But his article in the online Yale Global (Who Owns the Past?),…

Swiss and Peruvian experts have presented a "red list" of Peru's cultural heritage that is particularly at risk from looting and illegal art traffickers.

November 23, 2007 – 12:42 PM Red alert goes out for stolen treasures Swiss and Peruvian experts have presented a “red list” of Peru’s cultural heritage that is particularly at risk from looting and illegal art traffickers.They hope to draw people’s attention to the “irreparable loss” for the country and for the rest of the world…

Swiss and Peruvian experts have presented a "red list" of Peru's cultural heritage that is particularly at risk from looting and illegal art traffickers.

November 23, 2007 – 12:42 PM Red alert goes out for stolen treasures Swiss and Peruvian experts have presented a “red list” of Peru’s cultural heritage that is particularly at risk from looting and illegal art traffickers.They hope to draw people’s attention to the “irreparable loss” for the country and for the rest of the world…