Sunday, March 12, 2006

Improving transparency of acquisitions in the US (Yahoo! News)
"To improve the transparency of acquisitions, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released new guidelines last month on loans of antiquities and ancient art. The guidelines, among other things, say loans should conform to US laws, while lenders should provide evidence of a work of art's provenance history and museums must be prepared to undertake additional inquiries if appropriate. The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) applauded the effort but still saw 'shortcomings' in the new guidelines, saying that they failed to require that acquisitions comply with the laws of the country of origin."
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