What will Brexit mean for arts and culture in the UK?: With decreased levels of funding and potential limits on free movement across Europe, what does Brexit mean for the arts in the UK?
11.07.2016, NewStatesman: What will Brexit mean for arts and culture in the UK?
12.07.2016, Artsy: My 9 Predictions for the Art Market after the Brexit Vote
10.07.2016, The Guardian: After Brexit will the loss of EU funds pose a threat to UK arts?
Triple threat: Three major fairs hold steady in the wake of Brexit concern: Early on, fears abounded that Brexit and the accompanying political turmoil would spell disaster for the London market as it commenced one of its busiest periods. As the fairs went on, however, it became clear that, in its general outline, 2016 was a summer like most others.
08.07.2016, The Antiques Trade Gazette: Triple threat: Three major fairs hold steady in the wake of Brexit concern
MPs introduce Bill to return ‘Elgin Marbles’ to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them: A cross-party group of MPs has launched a fresh bid to return the so-called Elgin Marbles to Greece on the 200th anniversary of the British Government’s decision to buy them — a move that campaigners said could help the UK secure a better deal during the Brexit talks with the EU.
11.07.2016, Independent: MPs introduce Bill to return ‘Elgin Marbles’ to Greece 200 years after the UK decided to buy them
13.07.2016, Smithsonian.com: Britain’s Most Famous Plundered Art Could Finally Go Home
The Ugly Battle Over the Wildenstein Art Empire: Once the world’s richest and most influential dealers, the family is trying to fight off a half-billion dollar tax bill.
11.07.2016, Bloomberg: The Ugly Battle Over the Wildenstein Art Empire
Art Dealer Under Investigation Again as New Evidence Emerges in Case of Stolen Picassos Linked to Yves Bouvier: Art dealer Olivier Thomas has been placed under investigation once again as new evidence has emerged in the ongoing investigation into stolen Picasso paintings.
Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis: Following a shocking report last month proving that paintings stolen from Holocaust victims were returned to Nazis and their families after World War II, the Bavarian Parliament’s art committee, Kunstausschuss, unanimously agreed that the state government must publish a report on works of art, with the assistance of the state paintings collections (Staatsgemäldesammlungen).
15.07.2016, The Art Newspaper: Bavarian Parliament Will Investigate Claims Looted Art Was Returned to Nazis
Major Danish museum returns looted antiquities to Italy: The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, which holds the largest collection of antiquities in northern Europe, has agreed to restitute illegally excavated artefacts to the Italian government. In an historic agreement under negotiation since 2012, the Danish museum will return the eighth-century BC bronze chariot, shield, weapons, incense burners and tableware from the tomb of an Etruscan prince, among other archaeological objects, to Italy between December and the end of 2017.
12.07.2016, The Art Newspaper: Major Danish museum returns looted antiquities to Italy
German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage: The German upper house of parliament passed a law aimed at tackling illegal trafficking in looted antiquities and protecting German national heritage, introducing what dealers call the most stringent import and export restrictions on cultural objects in the world.
08.07.2016, The Art Newspaper: German Parliament passes controversial law to protect cultural heritage
08.07.2016, Artnet News: Germany Ratifies Controversial Cultural Heritage Legislation
12.07.2016, Artsy: Germany’s Onerous New Art Export Law, Explained
Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill scrutinised by Lords at Committee Stage: It was heartening to see the strong support for the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill 2016 when it was debated at the Committee Stage in the House of Lords. The Lords discussed at length, and with some passion, the amendments tabled by a number of peers.
04.07.2016, Institute of Art & Law: Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill scrutinised by Lords at Committee Stage
Competition heats up with glut of new online art market platforms: Competition among online art trade start-ups is mounting judging by the number of new platforms launched during the past few months.
12.07.2016, The Antiques Trade Gazette: Competition heats up with glut of new online art market platforms
Freud or Fortune: Did Lucien Freud paint ‘The Man in the Black Cravat’?
12.07.2016, The Telegraph: How Lucian Freud and a grudge kept his rival from a fortune
13.07.2016, Artnet News: This Lucian Freud Mystery Could Be Solved on TV
Restituted Brueghel sold at Sotheby’s: A little-discussed restitution of a still life by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) led to an important sale at Sotheby’s London last night. The work, Still Life of Flowers in a Stoneware Vase, had once belonged to Baron Alphonse von Rothschild and had been kept at his castle in Schillersdorff, Silesia (now Silherovice, Poland). A forced transfer in the Nazi period removed the work from the family’s collection in 1939.
07.07.2016, Institute of Art & Law: Restituted Brueghel sold at Sotheby’s
Art dealer faces fresh questions over Picasso theft after images of works found on his laptop: A Paris art dealer was placed under renewed investigation last week in the latest twist involving the alleged theft of three works from Pablo Picasso’s stepdaughter.
13.07.2016, Antiques Trade Gazette: Art dealer faces fresh questions over Picasso theft after images of works found on his laptop
Art ‘Expert’ Vanishes With an Elderly Client’s Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch: Her lawyer suspects she was exploited because of her age.
13.07.2016, Artnet News: Art ‘Expert’ Vanishes With an Elderly Client’s Precious Leonardo da Vinci Sketch
Legislation on Holocaust-era Property Restitution Introduced in U.S. House and Senate: The World Jewish Restitution Organization welcomed the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House and Senate that would require reporting by the State Department on the progress European countries have made on Holocaust-era property restitution issues.
07.06.2016, World Jewish Restitution Organisation: Legislation on Holocaust-era Property Restitution Introduced in U.S. House and Senate
Court Orders Artist Peter Doig to Prove He Didn’t Create This Canvas: In one of the most bizarre authentication cases in recent memory, Scottish artist Peter Doig has been ordered by a court to prove that he wasn’t the artist who created a disputed painting.
08.06.2016, Artnet News: Court Orders Artist Peter Doig to Prove He Didn’t Create This Canvas
13.06.2016, Herald Scotland: Scots artist Peter Doig fears £3.8m court case over contested painting could set dangerous precedent
Wake-up call: climate change is serious threat to our heritage: As the Unesco World Heritage Committee convenes in Istanbul, a recent report by the organisation highlights sites under threat from global warming.
12.07.2016, The Art Newspaper: Wake-up call: climate change is serious threat to our heritage
11.07.2016, Artnet News: UNESCO is Expanding World Heritage List at Istanbul Meeting
Korean Art Market Revitalized: According to the Asian Art Market 2015 report, last year’s total bids at seven domestic art work auctioneers totaled 189.23 billion won ($165 million). Revenue was close to 2007’s 192.66 billion, which was the most prosperous year in the past decade.
12.07.2016, The Korea Bizwire: Korean Art Market Revitalized
Florida Socialite Tries to Have Art Dealing Nahmads Thrown in Jail: The powerful art-dealing Nahmad family is threatened with jail time in a legal complaint that’s part of a thorny divorce between a Florida socialite and another art dealer.
12.06.2016, Artnet News: Florida Socialite Tries to Have Art Dealing Nahmads Thrown in Jail
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