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Preservation Initiatives — ArchaeoLaw
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Preservation Initiatives

UNESCO Assesses Destruction to Mali

UNESCO Assesses Destruction to Mali

on February 12, 2013, 9:00 am / in Mali, Preservation Initiatives, UNESCO

On February 2, 2013, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova paid a visit to Mali. According to UNESCO, the purpose of the […]

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Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

Plans to ‘Invest’ in Ancient Sites Angers Palestinians

on January 31, 2013, 9:00 am / in Armed Conflict, Development, Historic Preservation, Israel, Palestine, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

Israel is forging ahead with plans to invest in a number of its national heritage sites, including nine sites along […]

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Mali Conflict Puts Timbuktu in Danger

Mali Conflict Puts Timbuktu in Danger

on January 28, 2013, 9:00 am / in Africa, Armed Conflict, Historic Preservation, Looting, Mali, Preservation Initiatives, Sites in Danger

In light of the escalating violence in Mali, UNESCO has recently began to urge armed forces to protect Timbuktu’s historic […]

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Russia Lists Historic Mansions for Public Auction

Russia Lists Historic Mansions for Public Auction

on January 22, 2013, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Auction Houses, cultural property law, Museums, Preservation Initiatives, Russia

There are currently 150,000 architectural monuments in Russia. According to Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, a majority of them are […]

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Nepalese Gang Busted for Trafficking Antique Bronze Buddha

Nepalese Gang Busted for Trafficking Antique Bronze Buddha

on October 5, 2012, 8:00 am / in archaeology law, Crime, Preservation Initiatives

As reported in The Himalayan Times, the Nepal Police have arrested five persons involved in the attempted sale of an […]

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

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

on September 4, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, India, Preservation Initiatives, UNESCO

UNESCO has formally recognized a Parsi community for their choice to restore and preserve historic enclaves. Architect Vikas Dilawari, under […]

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Conflict Endangers Syrian Treasures

Conflict Endangers Syrian Treasures

on August 28, 2012, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, Middle East, Preservation Initiatives

The recent fighting in Syrian city Aleppo poses irreparable damage to the city’s architectural and cultural legacy. A recent article […]

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Public and Private Property in the Cultural Property Realm: Reporting from Oahu

Public and Private Property in the Cultural Property Realm: Reporting from Oahu

1 on June 6, 2012, 7:28 pm / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Elgin Marbles, Museums, Preservation Initiatives, Repatriation, United Kingdom

Reporting from the Law and Society 2012 Conference in fabulous Honolulu, I went to a talk yesterday by Betina Kuzmarov […]

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Two Albums Documenting Nazi Art Theft Discovered

Two Albums Documenting Nazi Art Theft Discovered

on April 3, 2012, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, Armed Conflict, cultural property law, Holocaust Repatriation, Preservation Initiatives

During World War II, the Nazis recorded the cultural property and paintings they seized into catalogs. The catalogs have photographs […]

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ASIL Cultural Heritage & the Arts Interest Group 2012 Panel and Dinner in DC

ASIL Cultural Heritage & the Arts Interest Group 2012 Panel and Dinner in DC

on March 13, 2012, 8:17 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Preservation Initiatives

As Chair of the Executive Board for the American Society for International Law (ASIL) Cultural Heritage & the Arts Interest […]

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