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January 5, 2011

British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles appoints new chairman

Posted at 2:20 pm in Elgin Marbles, Marbles Reunited

Anthony Snodgrass has stood down as chairman of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles, to be replaced by former MP, Eddie O’Hara. Eddie O’Hara is also the Honorary Chair of the Marbles Reunited campaign.

From:
Response Source

New Chairman for the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles
Friday, 03 December 2010
03 December 2010

New Chairman for the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles

PROFESSOR Anthony Snodgrass retired from his position as the chairman of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (www.parthenonuk.com and twitter BCRPM) and it was announced former MP Eddie O’Hara would take over the position.
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Peru’s settlement with Yale University over Inca artefact return

Posted at 1:59 pm in Similar cases

More details are now emerging of the exact details of the settlement reached between Peru & Yale University. It is planned that the first artefacts will return to Peru in early 2011.

From:
Yale Daily News

Peruvian settlement stands apart
By Drew Henderson
Staff Reporter
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Incan artifacts held at Yale for nearly a century will soon travel back to their native home of Peru, but experts said their return journey is unlikely to spark a domino effect in museums around the world.

According to last week’s memorandum of understanding between Yale and Peru, all of the Incan artifacts held at the University will be returned to Peru by the end of 2012. The dispute has been compared to others about artifacts held in museums far from their place of origin, but sources said the case of the Incan artifacts at Yale is one step in a slow trend of cultural repatriation rather than a dramatic shift in the global debate over where the world’s cultural treasures belong.
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Looted painting owned by Gianni Versace returned to original owners

Posted at 1:51 pm in Similar cases

They say that there was no chance that Gianni Versace knew the painting was stolen when he purchased it. At the same time though, without a certain level of due diligence, it is easy to avoid finding out things that you don’t want to know. Its worth bearing in mind that this isn’t the first case of a fashion designer owning looted artefacts either.

From:
Reuters

Versace’s return stolen painting to original owners
LONDON | Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:39pm GMT

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A painting stolen from a London home in 1979 and which ended up in the collection of late Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace has been returned to its original owners, Britain’s Art Loss Register said on Monday.

The work by 18th century German artist Johann Zoffany had been billed as the star lot in a Sotheby’s auction of the contents of Versace’s Lake Como villa last year, but it was withdrawn at the last moment.
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Why Africa’s looted art must be returned

Posted at 1:44 pm in Similar cases

Many African artefacts are in museums & private collections around the world & a significant proportion of these were acquired in circumstances of dubious legality. Many people think that some of these artefacts should be returned, but so far, campaigns have been relatively unsuccessful.

From:
Modern Ghana

Africa’s masterpieces must be returned
Source: The Herald
Africa | 15 hours ago

The restitution of a work of art or record to the country of origin enables a people to recover part of their memory and identity.

This pressing and contentious issue of the return and restitution of Africa’s looted art, antiques and cultural heritage, from today’s custodians of Euro-American museums, is one that requires urgent attention and government intervention of every African nation.
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