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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: U.S. v. Righter (FL/CA, 2020)
    by centerforartlaw on November 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    By Olivia Baker. Forgeries have undeniable adverse effects on the art world. Some forgers have avoided being discovered and others have luckily been caught, Phillip Righter being a recent one. Righter was recently convicted in two criminal cases involving a series of art forgeries, the first one filed on June 20, 2019 in the United

  • 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 […]

  • The Becchina Archive and Armour from Italy
    by David Gill on October 30, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Marianne Mödlinger and Christos Tsirogiannis have published a study of armour. It includes a group of 'armor for horses' (inv. 83.AC.7.1–2, 3–4) and two helmets (inv. 83.AC.8.1–2), all placed in 'Southern Italy'. The pieces were purchased from Antike Kunst Palladion in 1983. All six objects appear in the same image from the seized Becchina archive. It is suggested, "the repatriation of these human and horse armour objects to Italy is the […]

  • 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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