Today, in the wild, wonderful world of cultural property law…
- This coming Tuesday, former FBI agent Robert Wittman, will talk about the recovery of stolen art at Albright College;
- New Mexico’s gone and done it (“it” being formally designating moon artifacts as cultural property, discussed in more detail on CPAL here);
- Chile gets to work rebuilding historic churches damaged and destroyed in the February earthquake;
- Canada’s Supreme Court considers a bid to enforce “one of the biggest awards of compensation to a victim of wartime looting”;.
- Egypt and Switzerland enter into a bilateral agreement for stricter control over imports, and outlining repatriation procedures;
- The State Department will hold hearings at the beginning of May where collectors and archaeologists can argue in person (instead of just on the blogs) over whether coins should be included in import restrictions in a Memorandum of Understanding with Italy;
- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has recommended the Department of the Interior reject the Cape Wind proposal (CPAL posts with details here and here); and
- U.S. Immigration returned 12 pre-Columbian skulls dated from 640-890 AD to Peru and, meanwhile, the FBI returned 2 Colonial paintings to Peru.