Archive for the ‘International conventions’ Category

Kwame Opoku – DO AFRICAN SCULPTURES EVER DIE? COMMENTS ON THE EXHIBITION “ODE AU GRAND ART AFRICAIN : LES STATUES MEURENT AUSSI”, PARIS

Monday, October 25th, 2010

« L’art africain comme tout grand art, me dira-t-on, en tout cas plus que tout autre, et depuis si longtemps si ce n’est depuis toujours, est d’abord dans l’homme, dans l’émotion de l’homme transmise aux choses par l’homme et sa société.  C’est la raison pour laquelle on ne peut séparer le ...

Countries go to greater lengths to get looted treasures back

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Tim Johnson and Julie Sell | McClatchy Newspapers BEIJING — China fumes over the foreign auction of its looted relics. Cambodia sputters over ancient temple pieces on sale on eBay. Egypt aches for its stolen treasures that are sitting in foreign museums, including the indescribably splendid bust of Nefertiti. Italy and ...

Protected: FACTBOX – Disputed artefacts around the world

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

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press-release: the continuing story about art dealer Ali Abou’Taam. Can 'justice' be bought in Bulgaria?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Dear Sir, Mdme,My name is Arthur Brand, Dutch investigative journalist and writer.In this email I am going to reveal quite a serious scandal, involving Bulgarian head prosecutor Kamen Mihov, worlds leading art dealer Ali Abou’Taam, Bulgarian billionaire Vasil Bojkov, the French, Canadian and American ambassadors to Bulgaria, and Homeland Security. A ...

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) and my annual reminder that The Netherlands still have not ratified the 1970 Unesco Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Dear Museum Security Network subscribers, Below you find information about the upcoming 2009 European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. TEFAF offers an opportunity for my annual reminder that The Netherlands still have not ratified the 1970 Unesco Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export ...

Peter Tompa: Brent R. Benjamin of Saint Louis Art Museum Named to CPAC Museum Seat

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Peter Tompa: Brent R. Benjamin of Saint Louis Art Museum Named to CPAC Museum Seat The White House has announced that Brent R. Benjamin of the Saint Louis Art Museum has been named to a seat on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to represent the interests of the museum community. Mr. ...

More about Brent R. Benjamin's appointment as member of the Cultural Property Advisory Comittee (David Gill)

Monday, October 13th, 2008

CPAC: New Appointment Original blog with all links: http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/2008/09/cpac-new-appointment.html While most of us have been following the "credit crunch" and yesterday's surprise vote in Washington (what the BBC has termed a "bail-out failure"), the White House announced a new member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC): Brent R. Benjamin, Director ...

Dr. Derek Fincham: Brent Benjamin Appointed to CPAC

Monday, October 13th, 2008

More options Oct 13, 4:36 pm Brent Benjamin Appointed to CPAC (cross-posted with relevant links at http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/2008/10/brent-benjamin-appointed-to-cpac.html) Dr. Derek Fincham The White House announced back in September that President Bush will nominate Brent R. Benjamin to serve on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee for three years. David Gill commented on the appointment, as did Wayne Sayles. Earlier in ...

It cannot be true that BRENT BENJAMIN will be appointed as member of the CULTURAL PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Doing so the USA will defame itself internationally.

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Benjamin Brent knows that the Egyptian mask in the SLAM is a stolen mask and refuses to return it. Who sold this mask to the SLAM: dubious art dealer Ali Aboutaam (presently convicted in Egypt; there is an international warrent for his arrest!) It cannot be true that BRENT BENJAMINwill ...

Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and passes them to Interpol

Friday, June 6th, 2008

* Huge comic book collection stolen from Bellevue home  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/0687c2efc16ea881?hl=en * Bill Reid heist. Report: Museum guards fell for ruse  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/ab3d0692cb749b5f?hl=en * Break-in and loss of Bill Reid works hasn't disqualified institution from prestigious Canadian Heritage designation, department says...  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/1a8e5eb3fbed0a64?hl=en * book review. Losing our marbles?  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/66a37380b7451378?hl=en * Iraq issues cards of stolen artifacts and passes them to Interpol  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/f7de44ed099e5703?hl=en * ...

Stricter Guidelines for Acquiring Antiquities

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

  * New Zealand. A caregiver stole a valuable painting from his disabled employer and sold it on the Internet using the pensioner's computer.  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/49a315b981a20cd3?hl=en * Exhibition at Cantor Center features masterpieces spared from Hurricane Katrina  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/5e0345fcc8568302?hl=en * Reward offered in theft of St. Charles sculpture  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/717df414294afc38?hl=en * U.K. Church stunned as thieves take Renaissance painting messages  http://groups.google.com/group/museum-security-network/browse_thread/thread/50906c77fdecccdd?hl=en * French police ...

Mr Cuno takes the gloves off (Tom Flynn)

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008 Mr Cuno takes the gloves off James Cuno (left: all links and photos: http://tom-flynn.blogspot.com/), director of the Art Institute of Chicago, has never been backward in coming forward over cultural heritage issues and it's all grist to the mill. But his article in the online Yale Global (Who ...

Swiss and Peruvian experts have presented a "red list" of Peru's cultural heritage that is particularly at risk from looting and illegal art traffickers.

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

November 23, 2007 - 12:42 PM Red alert goes out for stolen treasures Swiss and Peruvian experts have presented a "red list" of Peru's cultural heritage that is particularly at risk from looting and illegal art traffickers.They hope to draw people's attention to the "irreparable loss" for the country and for ...