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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cultural Property Headlines

Here's my top 10 (or so) of headlines from the past two days or so in the fast-moving field involving objects often thousands of years old:

1. Settlement of the first modern-era Nazi-looted art case, a civil forfeiture claim to Egon Schiele's Portrait of Wally.  The Leopold Museum (Foundation) will pay the claimants, the heirs of Ms. Bondi Jaray whose Vienna gallery was aryanized, $19 million. 

2. Man cleared of stealing Shakespeare portfolio.

3. Italy receives another $19.5 million worth of seized antiquities from Switzerland.

4. Should Spain be returning antiquities to Italy, too?

5. Dutch government returns seized antiquities to Iraq.

6. U.S. repatriation of seized Khmer artifacts.

7. Fakes, fakes and more fakes.

8. 18th century ship found at World Trade Center site.

9. Museum theft in New Zealand.

10. Boston church theft.

Posted by Jen Kreder on July 22, 2010 at 09:55 AM | Permalink


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Pretty comprehensive, but one news item from the LA Times slipped by: "Getty receives grant money for digital German art initiative"--http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/07/getty-receives-grant-money-for-german-art-project.html

Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Jul 22, 2010 10:29:51 AM

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