Art trafficking link to terrorism is spurious – ADA letter in the Art Newspaper
A major report by one of the most respected independent research organisations in the United States claims that current thinking on the trafficking of antiquities is mostly wrong. Its findings have prompted it to propose a radical change in direction in the search for solutions.
A US court has ruled that Sotheby’s cannot sue Greece for damages after the country expressed doubts about the provenance of an important ancient bronze artefact the auction house was due to sell in 2018. The judgment was made on the grounds of jurisdiction, with the...
A new report says Germany is a hotspot for the Illegal antiquities market. Here’s why that’s wrong—and dangerous
The secretary general of the largest trade federation for art and antiques dealers hits back at what she regards as “zombie statistics” promoted in a new report.
The media was abuzz with claim and counter claim over the row concerning Christie's sale of the 3,300-year-old quartzite head of Tutankhamun in early July. Initially, the Egyptian government said it would call for the head's return if it could be shown that it had...
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