Archive for August, 2008

Theft committed, statue vandalised at Agoiljhara Kali Mandir

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Some tensions have been created after an incident of theft occured in Kalu Para Daser Bari Kali Mandir at Goila union of Agoiljhara upazila under Barisal district on Sunday, the Janmastami birthday of Lord Krishna. Md. Ali Biswas, officer in charge and Abdul Latif Molla, upazila nirbahi officer of Agoiljhara and ...

Iraq’s top archaeologist says looting of sites is over

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The leading archaeologist in Iraq says that sites are no longer being targeted by professional looters. The Art Newspaper spoke by telephone with Dr Abbas al-Husseini, who took over from Dr Donny George as chairman of the state board of antiquities in 2006. A year ago he was removed, because ...

Cyprus. Tomb raiders plundering Kourris Valley antiquities

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

* Cyprus. Tomb raiders plundering Kourris Valley antiquities http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/3ffa283e58e83bcc?hl=en * Response to Post From CAARI VP Ellen Herscher about Clay Constantinou, Patton Boggs and Cyprus http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/1a5c55f4053e4d34?hl=en * BONES DO NOT DIE: GERMANS TO RETURN NAMIBIAN SKULLS. http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/c65cbee70c5de135?hl=en * A PLEA FOR FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT: COMMENTS ON AN ARTICLE BY ALAN BEHR ENTITLED "A HUMANIST PLEA ...

A PLEA FOR FAIR AND EQUAL TREATMENT: COMMENTS ON AN ARTICLE BY ALAN BEHR ENTITLED “A HUMANIST PLEA FOR FREE-RANGING ANTIQUITIES”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

  In an article entitled, “A Humanist Plea for Free-ranging Antiquities,” (1) Alan Behr, a New York lawyer praises James Cuno’s book, Who Owns Antiquity? Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion but surely we must try to base our opinions on facts and also on a broader understanding of the ...

BONES DO NOT DIE: GERMANS TO RETURN NAMIBIAN SKULLS

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

We have had the occasion to refer to the problem of the thousands of African human remains that are still in European museums many decades after independence and the duty to repatriate them on dignified terms and conditions. *   As indicated in the report below, the Germans have stated their willingness ...

ONCE MORE BENIN: REVIEW OF BENIN: ROYAL ARTS OF A WEST AFRICAN KINGDOM BY KATHLEEN BICKFORD BERZOCK

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

This book corresponds to what I think the average visitor to an exhibition needs: a short introduction to the subject-matter, with illustrations and sufficient information for the reader to understand the significance of the theme without being burdened by too many pages. read full text

SAFEGUARDING NIGERIAS CULTURAL TREASURES

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

There are probably few countries in the world that can boast of such an abundance of cultural treasures as Nigeria, one of the richest countries in the world. But Nigeria has also an enormous amount of organizational problems which are also reflected in the cultural area. The constant lamentations about ...

BABYLON: MYTH AND TRUTH OR,SUMMIT OF THE CULTURAL PROPERTY OF OTHERS?

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The objective of the current exhibition (26 June - 5 October 2008) in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, entitled “Babylon: Myth and Truth”, is, according to the official website, “to explore the myth of Babel and the true facts surrounding the ancient city of Babylon: two worlds - one exhibition”. (1) ...

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO DISTANCES ITSELF FROM CUNO'S BOOK

Friday, August 8th, 2008

THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO DISTANCES ITSELF FROM THE CONTROVERSIAL BOOK OF ITS DIRECTOR, JAMES CUNO, WHO OWNS ANTIQUITY? Finally, the Art Institute of Chicago has reached the conclusion which others have been reached long time ago, that the position and the views Cuno and his followers have been propagating over ...

Protected: Au musée des œuvres volées

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

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Stolen Caravaggio most likely a copy

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Stolen Caravaggio most likely a copy There are very strong indications that the Carravaggio stolen in Odessa is either a copy or a painting after Caravaggio. TC

Protected: Museum theft: The Kiss of Judas by Caravaggio disappeared from Odessa museum

Friday, August 1st, 2008

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