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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…