ADA Members are aware and deeply saddened by the devastating consequences of the unfolding human tragedy in Ukraine. It is a country with a rich history from the earliest times and while Ukrainian origin antiquities are not so commonly found in our market, ADA members are on the alert to any cultural property which may have originated from that region. This follows on from the ADA’s existing vigilance over antiquities possibly originating from the Crimea, in place since that region was annexed by Russia in 2014.
The Code of Conduct of the Antiquities Dealers’ Association provides specific guidance to Members on the dangers to cultural property in war-torn countries, under the heading ‘Conflict Zones’.