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Germany launches online portal for museum objects acquired in the colonial era: The German Digital Library has launched an online searchable portal listing objects in public collections acquired in the colonial era that so far comprises 8,000 contributions from 25 institutions.
01.12.2021, The Art Newspaper: Germany launches online portal for museum objects acquired in the colonial era
Lucian Freud painting denied by artist is authenticated by experts: The artist insisted he did not paint Standing Male Nude, but three specialists have concluded it is his work.
28.11.2021, The Guardian: Lucian Freud painting denied by artist is authenticated by experts
Germany’s incoming government plans to improve Nazi-looted art restitution: Germany’s incoming government said it plans to improve the framework for restituting Nazi-looted art by eliminating statutes of limitations, creating a central court to handle cases and strengthening the advisory commission that deals with claims in public collections.
25.11.2021, The Art Newspaper: Germany’s incoming government plans to improve Nazi-looted art restitution
Magnificent Roman mosaic discovered in a farmer’s field is ‘UK’s most exciting find of its kind in a century’: A battered but magnificent Roman mosaic—the first ever found in the UK illustrating scenes from Homer’s Iliad, has been discovered under ploughed fields in Rutland.
25.11.2021, The Art Newspaper: Magnificent Roman mosaic discovered in a farmer’s field is ‘UK’s most exciting find of its kind in a century
More than 20 years after an Ohio museum forced a Native group to buy its own artifacts back, it has repaid the tribe: The Ohio History Connection, formerly known as the Ohio Historical Society, has reimbursed the Nez Perce tribe for a collection of native objects it forced them to buy back in 1996. The payment was the latest action in an effort to rectify historical injustices.
Fifty years ago, a thief stole antique firearms from more than a dozen museums. Now he’s going to jail — for one day: An aging Pennsylvania man who admitted to stealing antique weapons from nearly a dozen east coast museums across more than two decades in the 1960s and ‘70s is finally being punished for his crimes.
Maker of totem poles allegedly faked Native American heritage: According to a federal investigation, the Washington-based artist Lewis Anthony Rath misrepresented himself as a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in an effort to present totem poles and other crafts he made as authentic Native American artifacts.
29.11.2021, Art News: Maker of totem poles allegedly faked Native American heritage
Monet water lilies painting sells for $24.1m in Beijing—new record for a Western work of art sold in China: Claude Monet’s Bassin aux nympheas, les rosiers sold for RMB154.1m (around $24.1m, with fees) at the first-ever Impressionist and Modern art sale of the leading Chinese auction house. That price makes the Monet the most expensive Western work of art ever sold in mainland China,
01.12.2021, The Art Newspaper: Monet water lilies painting sells for $24.1m in Beijing—new record for a Western work of art sold in China
New Zealand’s secondary art market is booming – now artists want a share: Without a resale royalty scheme, struggling artists are missing out on much needed money for their work
28.11.2021, The Guardian: New Zealand’s secondary art market is booming – now artists want a share
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