Following her involvement in the February conference to mark 25 years of the UNIDROIT Convention, ADA chairman Joanna van der Lande was invited to contribute a major article on the history of the antiquities trade, including the issues that have dogged it over the years and how attitudes have developed along the way.
FIGHTING BOGUS INFORMATION ABOUT THE ART MARKET – 2021: REPORT SHEDS LIGHT ON SOURCES AND CAUSES OF FALSE DATA
CINOA, the global trade federation for dealers in the international art market, with 5,000-plus members, has published a wide-ranging new report that exposes the causes and sources of bogus information used to damage the market.
Iraq is having a problem encouraging young Iraqis to train as archaeologists, according to the country's internal media. The cause? Those who train cannot find work. This is an astonishing state of affairs bearing mind the crying need for new domestic talent and...
On February 4 and 5, the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, the University of Geneva and UNIDROIT hosted an international conference on the theme of Orphan Works.
The idea was to begin a free dialogue – unconstrained by the usual taboos – between the various protagonists involved in attempts to shape the future of the art market: collectors, gallery owners, lawyers, historians and archaeologists, curators, judiciary, customs and police. The objective is to find a reasonable long-term solution that balances the interests of preservation, conservation and bona fide property ownership.
A fascinating seminar hosted by London law firm Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP on April 29 invited legal experts to consider issues arising out of the seizure and return to Iran of the Persepolis fragment in 2017 and 2018. Subscribers can read the background to the case...
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.