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Patrimony Laws — ArchaeoLaw
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Patrimony Laws

Sale of First Nations Family Masks is Cause for Concern

Sale of First Nations Family Masks is Cause for Concern

on January 24, 2013, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Law, Auction Houses, Canada, cultural property law, Patrimony Laws

Two cedar masks considered sacred to a Hupacasath family have recently been sold to an unknown collector. The colorful masks, […]

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More (Allegedly) Stolen Art at Sotheby’s

More (Allegedly) Stolen Art at Sotheby’s

on August 24, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Art Heists, Art Law, Auction Houses, Cambodia, cultural property law, Looting, Patrimony Laws, Repatriation

There is yet another piece of allegedly stolen art gracing the pages of Sotheby’s 2011 catalog. Prosecutors have recently filed […]

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Cultural Property Law on May 17, 2010: Three Picassos, Four Executions, and 14,000 Polaroids

Cultural Property Law on May 17, 2010: Three Picassos, Four Executions, and 14,000 Polaroids

2 on May 17, 2010, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Auction Houses, Australia / New Zealand, Burials, Caribbean, Central America, China, Coins, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Illegal Trade, Interpol, Litigation, Pacific Northwest (US), Patrimony Laws, Recovery, Southwest U.S.

As I prepare to go to Italy for the summer to take part in the Association of Research Into Crimes […]

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The Elgin Marbles, the Bust of Nefertiti, the Euphronios Krater, and the Rosetta Stone: Who Owns What?

The Elgin Marbles, the Bust of Nefertiti, the Euphronios Krater, and the Rosetta Stone: Who Owns What?

2 on May 11, 2010, 12:18 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, egypt, Elgin Marbles, Germany, Greece, Italy, James Cuno Who Owns Antiquity?, Museums, Patrimony Laws, Politics, Repatriation, United Kingdom

As I typed in my rather unimaginative title to this post (I’m exhausted from traveling today, and its the best […]

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Gerstenblith Writes on Western Recognition of National Patrimony Laws

Gerstenblith Writes on Western Recognition of National Patrimony Laws

1 on March 8, 2010, 8:08 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Patrimony Laws, Politics

Patty Gerstenblith, knower of all things knowable in cultural property law and professor at DePaul University College of Law, has […]

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More to Mughal Than Meets the Eye

More to Mughal Than Meets the Eye

on January 22, 2009, 7:05 am / in ancient texts, archaeology law, Criminal prosecutions, cultural property law, Museums, Patrimony Laws, Recovery

In keeping with our recent theme of manuscript theft, an Australian woman was caught trying to smuggle pages torn from […]

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Is lawful retention of colonially acquired artifacts on par with looting?

Is lawful retention of colonially acquired artifacts on par with looting?

7 on December 8, 2008, 11:39 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Holocaust Repatriation, Patrimony Laws, Recovery, Repatriation

At least under the current legal framework, looting is unlawful. Retention of artifacts procured in times of imperialism is not.

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Fascism or Imperialism: It’s a two party system for archaeologists.

1 on August 14, 2008, 7:24 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Museums, Patrimony Laws, Politics

Today on CultureKiosque, intellectual property lawyer Alan Behr reviewed James Cuno’s recent book Who Owns Antiquity? In his book, Cuno […]

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