Art trafficking

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Looted art

Looted coffin acquired by Metropolitan Museum is headed back to Egypt

US and Egyptian officials presided over handover at a repatriation ceremony in New York

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Looting

Over 18,000 cultural goods seized and 59 arrested in trafficking sting

Multi-national operation organised by Europol involved police forces from 29 countries

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Art market

Tough new scrutiny by district attorney rattles New York antiquities trade

Will New York district attorney’s new unit clean up the antiquities market—or shut it down?

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African art

Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris is ready to return African art

Head of the ethnographic institution applauds President Macron’s pledge to hand back African cultural heritage

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Art trafficking

Germany launches internet portal to fight art trafficking

Site gives information on international regulations and protected German heritage

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Lawsuits

Dodgy dealers, curators and collectors named in the Marion True trial in Rome

The latest in the trial of former Getty antiquities curator, Marion True, and the Paris-based dealer Robert Hech both charged with conspiring to receive illegally excavated antiquities

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Cultura Basel

Cultura Basel '03 fair report: Sheikh of Qatar on a shopping spree at a smaller, more focused fair

A successful vernissage shows quantity does not always trump quality