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Tag: Cultural Property Issues

WWII-Looted Art Found in a Thrift Store

A Roman bust disappears from Bavaria during the Second World War. Then, it reappears in the unlikeliest place in the world: a thrift store in Texas. A true story with a happy ending, which also draws attention to a serious problem.

Death Sentence for Taking Home a Vacation Souvenir?

A Briton and a German accused of smuggling antiquities were on trial in Iraq. Wanting to take home a few old shards and pieces of marble as vacation souvenirs, the men ran the risk of being sentenced to death. Now the verdict was announced.

Why Do Laws Still Harm the Art Market?

Many governmental and other reports demonstrate: the art market is not financing terrorism. But current laws still damage the market. After a recent US Treasury report trade and policy organisations demand a fundamental review of law making.