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Parsi Community Recognized by UNESCO, but not Mumbai, for Preservation Efforts

September 4, 2012


UNESCO has formally recognized a Parsi community for their choice to restore and preserve historic enclaves. Architect Vikas Dilawari, under the guidance and advice of the Garib Zathostiyona Regethan Fund, restored the Sethna Buildings, which consists of five buildings that house many of the poorer Parsi families in the area. Restoring the Sethna Buildings not […]

Reports from Down Under on More of Kapoor’s Looted Indian Antiquities

September 3, 2012


Subhash Kapoor, an Indian-born, New York-based art dealer has been making headlines since his detention in Indian on allegations of illicit antiquities trafficking. Galleries and museums worldwide are examining their collections to see what they may have purchased that went through Kapoor’s business. We recently reported that an art gallery in New York City had […]

Cultural Property Law on March 10, 2010: Bullfighting, Shaolin Monks, Shipwrecks, et al.

March 10, 2010


I’m going to try a new format, only a little bit inspired from Derek Fincham’s occasional “Footnotes” format.  It is also inspired by my seeing all these great news bites when I go through my reader in the morning and not having the time to give you witty commentary on them all.  Without further adieu, […]