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Russia Lists Historic Mansions for Public Auction

There are currently 150,000 architectural monuments in Russia. According to Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, a majority of them are in a “horrific condition.” In order to save these properties from ruin, Medinsky has implemented a plan to auction off the estates and mansions to private citizens who can properly care for and restore them. 204 more words

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DePaul Sponsors Symposium on the Return of Looted Antiquities

DePaul University College of Law Center for Art, Museum & Cultural Heritage Law will sponsor a symposium on October 29, 2012, to address the underlying legal, ethical and moral reasons and policies behind the return of cultural objects. 110 more words

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Ancient Buddhist Site in Afghanistan Slated for Destruction

A dozen archaeologists and 100 Afghan laborers are racing against time to salvage as much archaeological material as possible before December at Mes Aynak, Afghanistan. 131 more words

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Turkey Ups Ante in Repatriation Efforts

Turkey’s Ministry of Culture has started applying pressure to major museums to return what they say are looted antiquities from Ankara. They are refusing to lend artifacts to these U.S. 157 more words

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1970 UNESCO Convention Combats Black Market in Antiquities

Experts say that the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property is… 144 more words

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Parsi Community Recognized by UNESCO, but not Mumbai, for Preservation Efforts

UNESCO has formally recognized a Parsi community for their choice to restore and preserve historic enclaves.

Architect Vikas Dilawari, under the guidance and advice of the Garib Zathostiyona Regethan Fund, restored the Sethna Buildings, which consists of five buildings that house many of the poorer Parsi families in the area. 95 more words

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Reports from Down Under on More of Kapoor's Looted Indian Antiquities

Subhash Kapoor, an Indian-born, New York-based art dealer has been making headlines since his detention in Indian on allegations of illicit antiquities trafficking. Galleries and museums worldwide are examining their collections to see what they may have purchased that went through Kapoor’s business. 102 more words

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