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May 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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May 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

A fresh attempt to end the art trade – in the name of fighting terrorism and protecting human rights – is in the works. In February, the UK passed a law criminalizing the sale of art removed from source countries since the 1954 Hague Convention. March’s G7 meeting focused on terrorism and the UN passed resolution 2347, allegedly because the art trade was funding terrorism, although no evidence was produced to support the claim. April featured an Ancient Civilizations Forum of heroically ironic dimensions. In May, the Council of...

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April 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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April 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

The Committee for Cultural Policy believes that cultural policy must be transparent, accountable, and consistent with the public benefit. The U.S. is a diverse nation: all citizens have the right to see their artistic heritage honored in our museums. We support the preservation and protection of cultural property around the globe, through scientific excavation of archaeological sites and through research, conservation, publication, and exhibition in public museums. Abroad, authoritarian regimes and nationalist fervor can form a toxic mix: Who...

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March 2017 Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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March 2017 Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

A new anti-art collecting campaign has begun, coordinated by the usual interest groups and government agencies. The groups that have pushed so hard for ending the international trade in art have based previous arguments on claims that the art market was funding terrorism. These claims have been debunked by experts, although they are still repeated in the press. Since the facts don’t support the claims, the interest groups are struggling to find another narrative. As Gary Vikan notes, “For me, the clearest evidence that the old system is...

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February 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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February 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

This month! Updates on advocacy and policy development for Native American, ethnographic, and global ancient art. New appointments to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee fail the balance test. Standards of due diligence for dealers from a Swiss organization. UK legislation challenges the art trade by adopting the 1954 Hague Convention! We explore the UK’s regulated support for global and domestic circulation of art; how international museums bend to the will of the people (and sometimes to political interests), exhibition news and...

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January 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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January 2017 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

2017 is the year for advocacy, action, and reaching out to educate others. We have a clear choice between creating new paths for arts policy or letting others direct our future. The art world narrowly avoided passage of catastrophic legislation at the end of last year. Could ill-considered laws have ended private collecting? Are museums at risk? Absolutely. Are more challenges ahead? You bet. We all know that art is a precious commodity. How do we bring the most art and the most ideas to the most people? This Newsletter abounds in articles...

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December 2016 Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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December 2016 Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

What a month! What a year! Scroll down to read about: TAAR and STOP Acts Die in Committee Art Dealer Nancy Wiener Arrested in NYC US Files Court Case Against Images on an ISIS Computer Paintings Returned – New Italian Heritage Laws in Works Boots-on-the-Ground at Archaeological Site in Libya UNESCO Mission Reports Nimrud Destruction Dutch Court Rules Crimean Artifacts Go to Ukraine China Pledges to End Contemporary Ivory Trade Lifting Iranian Sanctions May Reveal Missing Ibex Code Bern Museum Wins Multi-Million Dollar Gurlitt Art Hoard...

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November 2016 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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November 2016 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

November’s CCP Newsletter takes you from temperate Tasmania to temple-seekers in torrid Tamil Nadu. From a shaman swathed in sensimilla to snarky subcontinental civil servants on the subject of pseudo-antique sculptures. Not so fun – but important! – are the urgent updates on injurious US legislation, the US TAAR Act that would end the international art trade and the ill-considered STOP Act, that would play havoc with private property interests and due process. Don’t miss the European Commission’s plan to ban all import of...

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October 2016 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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October 2016 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

It’s Halloween, and if you aren’t scared already, you should be. This month’s newsletter describes a legislative sneak attack on museums, art collectors, and the trade that could make ownership of virtually all ancient and ethnographic art illegal. A proposed law would enable the US government to seize art and collectibles based upon little-known, unenforced, local export laws in foreign countries. US collectors could face civil and criminal liability. While the proposed law, Senate bill 3449, is unlikely to pass this session, it is not the...

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September 2016 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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September 2016 – Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

Our monthly newsletter carries notices of remarkable discoveries: we feature art, academia and archaeology. We list important readings and events. This month we even bring you animated art and pseudo-archaeological movies. Let us be a resource for education and outreach! Visit our website and use that Search button to find past articles and commentary on a huge variety of subjects. We welcome republication of articles for use by schools and other educational programs. All we ask is to let us know and give proper credit. Reminder! Peru and...

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August 2016 Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

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August 2016 Newsletter of the Committee for Cultural Policy

The August 2016 Newsletter focuses on Native American repatriation legislation, discoveries (and possible losses) of Cypriot artifacts, Syrian fakes, Egyptian neglect, German bureaucracy, Austrian gold, the ancient pre-figuring of Michael Jackson and Eminem, Chinese pork-belly, and more. Your comments and contributions are welcome. Bring your friends along! Native American Art Dealers and Collectors Express Concerns Over STOP Act August 31, 2016.  The Antique Tribal Art Dealers’ Association, Inc (ATADA) has begun a public awareness campaign...

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