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  • Australia: Bill Recognizing Indigenous Adoption Practices Passed in Queensland
    by Kelly Buchanan on September 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    (Sept. 15, 2020) On September 8, 2020, the Queensland Parliament passed the Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Act 2020, which legally recognizes for the first time in Australia the child adoption practices of Torres Strait Islanders, the indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands in Queensland. “Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa”

  • Case Review: Meaders v. Helwaser (2020)
    by centerforartlaw on August 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    By Sara Osinski. Alexander Calder (“Calder”) was a renowned American sculptor, famous for his wire sculptures and “mobiles,” which are a “type of kinetic art that relies on careful weighting to achieve balance and suspension in the air.”[1] Shortly before passing away in 1976,[2] Calder gave one of his standing mobile sculptures to his trust

  • When a work of art is particularly popular among thieves. "Two Laughing Boys" has been stolen three times.
    by Unknown on August 28, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    On 26 August 2020 the beautiful Hofje van Mevrouw van Aerden Museum in Leerdam, which houses a unique collection of 17th-century paintings, was struck by thieves.  As if three times is the charm, for the third time in a span of thirty-five years, an enterprising thief made his way into the Dutch museum and made off with the same painting.The culprit(s) entered the museum by forcing open the back door of the museum at around half past 3 in the […]

  • Art Theft: Athens UPDATED
    by noreply@blogger.com (Mark) on January 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Two paintings by Pablo Picasso - "Female Head" which was donated by the artist to the Greek people in recognition for their fight against the Nazis during WWII (pictured at top right) - and Piet Mondrian - "Mill," a 1905 oil painting (pictured at bottom right) - as well as a sketch of St Diego de Alcala by 16th century Italian artist Guglielmo Caccia were stolen from the National Art Gallery in Athens, Greece on Monday morning. According to the […]

  • Suspected illegal metal-detecting at Silbury Hill
    by David Gill on August 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Silbury Hill © David GillThere are reports from the Wiltshire Constabulary of "illegal metal detecting" at Silbury Hill, part of the Avebury prehistoric landscape. How can such activity be considered to be acceptable? Pro active patrols around the #avebury area, resulted in a vehicle being stopped checked in the early hours.The below items were seized as linked to suspected illegal metal detecting at Silbury Hill, ongoing enquiries. […]

  • Manhattan Antiquities Dealers Arrested in Fraud Scheme
    by Derek Fincham on September 22, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Two antiquities dealers have been arrested today in connection with what prosecutors allege was an antiquities fraud scheme from 2015-2020. The dealers were announced in an unsealed Indictment in Manhattan federal court today: Erdal Dere of Fortuna Fine Arts Ltd., and his alleged “associate and co-conspirator” Faisal Khan. The defendants are alleged to have defrauded … Continue reading "Manhattan Antiquities Dealers Arrested in Fraud […]

  • Australia: Bill Recognizing Indigenous Adoption Practices Passed in Queensland
    by Kelly Buchanan on September 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    (Sept. 15, 2020) On September 8, 2020, the Queensland Parliament passed the Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Act 2020, which legally recognizes for the first time in Australia the child adoption practices of Torres Strait Islanders, the indigenous people of the Torres Strait Islands in Queensland. “Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa”

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