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Chicago’s Famed Field Museum Struggles To Dig Out Of A Hole
By Cheryl Corely
By Cheryl Corely
The economy may be on the rebound, but many cultural institutions are still struggling to regain their financial footing. That’s especially true for one of the country’s most recognized museums — the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Known internationally for its research as well as its exhibits, the Field Museum must [...]
The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia
Six weeks ago the Metropolitan Museum of Art sent two of its top executives to Cambodia to resolve a thorny dispute: whether two pieces of ancient Khmer art that the museum has long prominently exhibited were the product of looting.
Jubilation As France Returns Intercepted Nok Artefacts To Nigeria
The Five artefacts of Nok Origin were found in the luggage of a French citizen at Charles De guel airport, Paris in August 2010 while returning from Africa.
Those Infamous Chinese Bronzes Are Headed Home
Two Chinese bronzes, a rat head and a rabbit head, allegedly looted from Beijing’s Summer Palace in the 19th century, owned for a while by Yves Saint Laurent, “purchased” at the auction of his art in 2009 for $37.7 million by a Chinese national who then refused to pay, are headed home.
Family, ‘Not Willing to Forget,’ Pursues Art It Lost to Nazis
Lt. Alexandre Rosenberg of the Free French forces pounded on the boxcars. Hold your fire, he told his men.
Court Rules in Artist’s Favor
In a closely watched copyright case with broad implications for the contemporary-art world, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday decided largely in favor of the artist Richard Prince.
Hopi Katsinam and Nazi Art Theft: An Expert Discusses Principles of Repatriation
On Friday, 70 Hopi katsinam were auctioned by the Neret-Minet auction house in Paris despite strident protests from the Hopi people and museum officials based in the U.S.
Matisse in Norwegian museum was once Nazi loot
The family of a prominent Parisian art dealer is demanding that a Norwegian museum return an Henri Matisse painting seized by Nazis under the direction of Hermann Goering.
Police drop investigation into British Empire and Commonwealth Museum
No one charged over sales of museum objects taken from the collection.
For more than 100 years it hung in the Seward family home in Auburn, in central New York State: a large oil painting by Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School.
It is easy to forget that American museums were not the only ones caught in Italy’s investigation of the illicit antiquities trade.
When the Jewish Museum of Vienna was founded in 1988 it was entrusted with safeguarding the art, books and Judaica that survived the Nazis’ attempt to exterminate their owners.
The Russian president suggests moving the Schneerson collection to the newly built Jewish Museum in Moscow to avoid a political “stalemate” over restitution.
Posted on February 25, 2013 | No CommentsAncient manuscripts and historical sites in Timbuktu damaged by rebels
Posted on February 25, 2013 | No CommentsFrance is returning seven paintings taken from their Jewish owners during World War II, part of an ongoing effort to give back hundreds of looted artworks that still hang in the Louvre and other museums.
Posted on February 25, 2013 | No CommentsFor eight days after the Islamists set fire to one of the world's most precious collections of ancient manuscripts, the alarm inside the building blared.