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JMW Turner

Export bar placed on Turner's masterpiece The Dark Rigi

The watercolour painting, considered one of the artist's finest works, was sold to a private collector in 2006

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Rembrandt

Louvre bids to buy Rembrandt masterpiece from Rothschild collection in France

The state has deferred the painting's export licence giving the museum 30 months to find the funds

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Art market

Leaked document on EU import licensing proposals is deeply concerning, say dealer associations

IADAA and CINOA argue that compromise amendments to contentious new cultural goods regulations are still too stringent and ill-defined

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Art market

Owner of £10m Giotto to appeal High Court ruling that painting left Italy unlawfully

Judge finds in favour of Arts Council England, but collector Kathleen Simonis argues Italian laws are incompatible with EU free movement of goods

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Cultural policy

UK permits Nazi-looted Meissen figure to leave for Japan despite spoliation claim

There appear to be no winners in what the Arts Council refers to as an “extremely unusual” case

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Art market

Art exports help to reduce the UK’s trade deficit

Art exports to non-EU countries helped to reduce the UK’s trade deficit by £2.1bn to £6.2bn in the three months to November 2017

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Art exports

UK government still seeking Surrealist connoisseur mad about Dalí’s Mae West Lips sofa

Export bar placed on plush piece with asking price of more than £480,000

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Art market

Italy relaxes stringent export laws for post-war art

New legislation eases movement of post-war Italian art out of the country, lifts restrictions on photography in state archives

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French government places export bar on €15m Leonardo da Vinci drawing

State has 30 months to buy newly discovered work hailed as a “national treasure”<br> <br>

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Hands off, it’s ours: French buyer refuses to return Joan of Arc ring to UK

Arts Council insists export licence is required for relic of the martyred Maid<br>

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France and Britain prepare for battle over Joan of Arc’s ring

Jewel sold in UK for £300,000 last month has left the country—but did it have an export licence?

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Bible museum founders may have illicit antiquities from Iraq

Federal investigators have seized more than 200 cuneiform tablets imported from Israel by the Green family

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Art exports

Are Italy’s export laws about to change?

Interest groups are putting up a united front in the hopes of reform

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Art exports

Plan foiled to sail off with portrait by Picasso

Spain could claim painting in private collection seized from banker's super yacht

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Art exports

Georg Baselitz leads fight against German cultural minister's radical proposals

Monika Grütters faced by "storm of protest" as other artists vow to withdraw works on loan to German museums if export restrictions become law