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The latest news on restitution claims for cultural property and information on conferences organized by the Art-Law Centre and/or the Art-Law Foundation.

La Suisse et le Pérou signent un accord bilatéral révisé en matière de biens culturels

Le 12 juillet 2016, à Lima, la Ministre péruvienne de la culture Diana Alvarez Calderón Gallo et l’Ambassadeur de Suisse au Pérou Hans-Ruedi Bortis ont signé un accord bilatéral révisé en matière de transfert international de biens culturels.

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La Suisse remet cinq biens culturels archéologiques antiques à l’Italie

Le 11 juillet 2016, un fragment de fresque et quatre autres biens archéologiques datant du 6e siècle av. J.-C. ont été remis par la Suisse aux autorités italiennes.

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Historic Agreement between Italy and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum

The Italian Ministry of Culture and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum have entered into a far-reaching, cultural cooperation agreement which will safeguard and reinforce the academic exchange of archaeological objects between the Italian cultural world and the museum in Copenhagen.

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Second All Art and Heritage Law Conference

Second All Art and Heritage Law Conference

Second “All Art and Cultural Heritage Law” conference will take place at the University of Geneva on 24-25 June 2016.

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Ancient Statue Is Seized From Manhattan Gallery

Federal agents seized a sculpture that had been exhibited for sale during New York's Asia Week.

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Conférence Art Finance & Law

The Art Law Foundation will hold a third event of its series Art Finance & Law – Risks Rules and Opportunities in Art Investment / Risques, règles et opportunités dans les investissements en art.

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#Unite4Heritage

The #Unite4Heritage campaign is a global movement for the celebration and safeguarding of cultural heritage and diversity worldwide.

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Save the date: L'art et le blanchiment d'argent / Art and Money Laundering

Save the date: L'art et le blanchiment d'argent / Art and Money Laundering

Le traditionnel colloque international annuel se tiendra le vendredi 13 novembre 2015 à Genève sur le thème L’art & le blanchiment d’argent / The annual international conference will take place on Friday 13 November 2015 in Geneva and will focus on Art & Money Laundering.

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#united4heritage

#united4heritage

The #Unite4Heritage campaign builds support for the protection of heritage in areas where it is threatened by extremists.

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Summer School on International Cultural Heritage Law, 22 June - 3 July 2015

Summer School on International Cultural Heritage Law, 22 June - 3 July 2015

The summer school aims to develop the students’ awareness and general understanding of the main substantive themes of international cultural heritage law.

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Cloud Collections

Cloud Collections

Le colloque international "Cloud Collections. Aspects juridiques, scientifiques et techniques de la numérisation de l’art" organisé par SIK-ISEA et le Centre du droit de l'art (UNIGE) et aura lieu le 12 mars à Uni Mail et 13 mars au MEG.

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Civil Action Filed Against Germany for Restitution of Guelph Treasure

Nicholas O'Donnell has filed a civil action against the Federal Republic of Germany and the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (the SPK, which is responsible the administration of the Berlin museums) in the United States District Court in Washington, DC.

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Lost Painting Attributed to Leonardo Seized from Swiss Bank Vault

Lost Painting Attributed to Leonardo Seized from Swiss Bank Vault

The portrait of Isabella d’Este, which Italian police have been trying to track down for over a year, was about to be sold for €120m

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Philanthropy and Art Law - Conference

Art donations to Museums: Comparative perspectives and Recommendations for Switzerland - Under the chairmanship of Professor Marc-André Renold, an international panel of specialists will present the legal frameworks of France, Switzerland and the United States concerning the art donations to museums. Presentations will be followed by a debate with practitioners and a discussion on strategies and possible guidelines that could be adopted in this field.

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Berne restitue une statuette précolombienne à la Bolivie

Berne restitue une statuette précolombienne à la Bolivie

Le Musée d'Histoire de Berne a finalement restitué une statuette en pierre représentant la divinité Ekeko au Musée national d'archéologie de La Paz.

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US returns smuggled ancient artefacts to Peru

The US has returned about 20 ancient artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - to Peru. The objects were found during four separate investigations over several years by US the customs service.

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Restitution of Oswald Achenbach painting to the National Museum in Wroclaw

A 19th-century landscape by Oswald Achenbach that was lost after the Second World War is returned to Poland thanks to the cooperation of the German Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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Over 10,600 artifacts looted in WWII returned to Greece

Over 10,600 artifacts looted in WWII returned to Greece

"More than 10,600 artifacts dating from Neolithic times that were removed illegally by Nazi archaeologists during World War II have been returned to Greece from the German Pfahlbaumuseum."

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