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Protect your Art With more than a Handshake

Protect Your Art With More Than a Handshake http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/your-money/home-insurance/03wealth…. By PAUL SULLIVAN Published: April 2, 2010 Last month, Lawrence Salander, a top Manhattan art dealer who ran the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, admitted to stealing more than $120 million from clients, often…

As the Bill Reid thefts show, art crime does pay: unfounded statements by Noah Charney whose fantasy is going adrift

  * Book review by Tom Flynn: Fiat Cuno (Who Owns Antiquity  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/53b8c31328eef5f4?hl=en * Beware of Directors Bearing Guidelines?  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/027fdb0472059b1e?hl=en * Roger Bland to Lecture at Field Museum Regarding Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/db4d55b2fba36076?hl=en * Les tableaux retrouvés…

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…

Antiquities from great cultures belong to humanity, not nation states that emerged centuries later

Who Owns the Past?  Antiquities from great cultures belong to humanity, not nation states that emerged centuries later  All links and images: http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=10678  It’s a myth that cultural-property laws protect ancient antiquities or archaeological finds. Instead, the nationalist retentionist cultural-property…

The Case of the Elgin Marbles

The Case of the Elgin Marbles   Posted on November 11th  At the end of the summer of 2007, the week before fall university classes began, Greece was on fire. The Peloponnese was uniformly scorched, nearly a hundred people were…

Looted Art Returns to Italy From NY

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities claimed another victory in their campaign against the illegal antiquities market Tuesday, unveiling eight Etruscan or Roman artifacts they say were looted from the country and returned by a New York art dealer. The ancient…