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National Museum of Finland Refuses to Return Cuneiform Artifact to Iraq

July 16, 2013


The Art Newspaper reports — Officials at the National Museum of Finland say that they have turned down a request to return six artefacts to the Iraqi embassy in Helsinki that were donated to the institution in the 1970s. The objects, including a clay nail inscribed with cuneiform, were presented to the late Finnish president […]

Canada Approves Export of $1 Shipwreck Back to Norway

March 27, 2012


Jan Wanggaard, former World Champion Windsurfer, is overseeing a project to return the shipwrecked Maud from Cambridge Bay in Nunavut, Canada, to Norway. Roald Amundsen, a famous Norwegian explorer, designed the Maud to voyage to the North Pole, but in 1925 filed for bankruptcy and sold the vessel to the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1930, […]

Gold Titanic Necklace Stolen From Tivoli Gardens

October 4, 2011


A gold necklace recovered from the Titanic shipwreck was stolen from an exhibition at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.  The necklace was once the property of first-class passenger Eleanor Wildener. Tivoli managers believe that one of the exhibit visitors forced access to the display case to steal the necklace.  “We have got photos of all […]

Cultural Property Law on October 20, 2010: Marion True, Indonesian Dance, and a Wayward Greek God

October 20, 2010


This week, in the wild, wonderful world of cultural property: The statute of limitations has run on the prosecution of Marion True, after five years of hearings and testimony that Ms. True had knowingly bought ancient artifacts of dubious provenance for the Getty Museum collection; Nazi records and photographs of the looting of more than […]