Returning museum objects to former colonies risks ‘denying Britain’s history’

telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/22/returning-museum-objects-former-colonies-risks-denying-britains Patrick Sawer , Senior News ReporterNovember 22, 2019 Edinburgh University’s decision to return a set of skulls to Sri Lanka has been criticised by historians who fear Britain’s museums risk being stripped of objects which are crucial in explaining…

Christie’s urged to pull sale of Roman statue ‘linked to illicit dealers’

theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/24/christies-urged-to-pull-sale-of-roman-statue-linked-to-illicit-dealers Dalya AlbergeNovember 24, 2019 A leading archaeologist is calling for Christie’s to cancel the auction of a first-century Roman statue because of its alleged links to “notorious dealers connected with numerous cases of illicit antiquities”. Prof Christos Tsirogiannis’ claims…

Thieves target treasures at world-renowned Green Vault museum in Dresden, Germany

nbcnews.com/news/world/thieves-target-treasures-world-renowned-museum-dresden-germany-n1090421 November 25, 2019 MAINZ, Germany — Thieves have stolen around 100 pieces of royal jewelry from a world-renowned museum in Dresden, Germany, causing an “unimaginable” loss, the museum said Monday. Two suspects caught on surveillance video were filmed entering…