- Archeologists are voicing their criticism of a planned Smithsonian exhibition of objects from a 9th century dhow which carried ceramics and other objects from China the middle east, because the underwater excavation conducted in 1998 did not gather enough archaeological context.
- The city of Chandigarh in India, designed by Le Corbusier 60 years ago is being stripped of its fixtures and furniture for sale on the art market.
- Mr. Brainwash is real, he’s being sued by Glen Friedman over the use of images of Run DMC, though Brainwash argues his use of the images fall under a fair use exception.
- Carl Crites, a price setter for looted native american objects has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of trafficking, theft, and depredation of government property in the latest plea deal from the Four-Corners superindictment.
- Vernon Silver asks whether the recent protests in Egypt have changed the repatriation debate.
- The Cultural Property Research Institute will sponsor an examination of the Cultural Property Implementation Act on March 2011 in Washington D.C.
- Afghanistan’s National Museum is slowly coming back after decades of conflict, though many of the most valuable objects cannot be displayed.
- Studying the rubble of the Bamiyan Buddhas reveals how they appeared after their construction.
- The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has returned a headdress to a Native American tribe in Alaska.
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