- Export has temporarily been denied for View of the Rialto Bridge by Francesco Guardi.
- The sale of public trust artwork continues. Donn Zaretsky wonders if museums are betraying their trust when the public loses all that public trust artwork. Steven Litt looks at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s deaccession of works which were “never, ever going to [be shown]”. Perhaps steps should be put in place to efficiently manage these sales in the same way the UK temporarily delays export of works of art?
- Larry Rothfield says William Brown has overlooked the biggest threat to Libya—antiquities looting. And He suggests specialists should think about how to “plan, fund and manage the physical security of archaeological sites”.
- But a new government, and support for the Libyan antiquities department has already discovered lost cities in the desert.
- The Getty now has a repatriation dispute over eight illuminated gospels from Armenia.
- How much will climate change affect cultural heritage management? Heavy rains are again plaguing Pompeii. The drought in Texas has exposed a number of historic wrecks.
- A thorough cleaning results in an inadvertent act of art negligence.
- The unfortunate politicization of heritage at UNESCO.
- 1 in 10 museums have experienced object theft in a survey conducted by ICCROM and UNESCO.
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