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The Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property

The Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property

Earlier on 2017 the Government of the UK decided finally to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two tougher protocols of 1954 and 1999. A bill is now being debated by Parliament that could become UK law […]

Using art to examine Obama legacy

Using art to examine Obama legacy

The valedictions for Barack Obama’s presidency are being prepared. Perhaps few will have the romanticism of the epic labor that New York artist Rob Pruitt has been preparing daily over the past eight years. By the time Obama steps down on 21 January 2017, there will be some 3,000 red […]

Current Destruction and Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

Current Destruction and Debate Over Repatriation of Antiquities

Assyrian relics that have stood for 3,000 years smashed and desecrated. Ruins from Babylonian times bombed and bulldozed. Scrolls and shrines ravaged from Somalia to Timbuktu…Museum directors, archaeologists, collectors and others with a fierce passion for safeguarding antiquities have been united in their disgust as Islamic militants make a show […]