- Boy George (yes that one) agreed to return a looted icon to Cyprus after the church community saw the icon in a TV interview.
- Switzerland’s Federal Culture Office is calling for a simplified and more accessible provenance research process, particularly with respect to Nazi-era spoliation.
- Three works—a Samuel Peploe, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and Federico Barocci—were missing after an audit of the Glasgow Museums collection. They have been recovered after a curator saw the Corot listed in a catalog.
- The United Kingdom’s Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced yesterday that this work has been denied export temporarily, in the hopes a domestic buyer will purchase the work.
- Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum has voluntarily agreed to return a work confiscated by the Nazi’s to the grandson of the original owner.
- Plans to draw tourists to the Roman city of Jerash in Jordan.
- Tip of the iceberg: the British Museum kept 99% of its collection in storage during 2009-10 (via).
- The import restrictions on certain objects from Italy have been announced. Let the rational appraisal begin.
|“Portrait of a Young Woman” perhaps by Peter Paul Rubens|
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