Sunday, October 01, 2006

Repatriation of Italian artefacts (
I am continuing to post occasional items about repatriation of artefacts, irrespective of which nations are involved, due to the general relevance of repatriation actions to global heritage concerns. The latest news is that Boston has returned a number of disputed artefacts to Italy:
"Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has returned 13 disputed ancient artifacts to Italy, including a statue and a bas relief believed to have decorated Hadrian's Villa near Rome, as part of a deal with the Italian government. The pieces, including 11 vases in the ancient Greek style from central and southern Italy, were displayed for journalists Thursday at the Italian Culture Ministry before a signing ceremony in Rome."
See the above page for the full story

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