Returning archaeological objects to Italy

Gill, David W. J. (2018) Returning archaeological objects to Italy. International Journal of Cultural Property, 25 (3). pp. 283-321. ISSN 0940-7391

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It has been more than 20 years since the raids on the premises at the Geneva Freeport were linked to Giacomo Medici. The seizure of photographic records led to a major investigation of acquisitions by museums and private collectors. This was expanded following the confiscation of archives from Robin Symes and Gianfranco Becchina. Over 350 items have been returned to Italy from North American public and private collections as well as auction houses and galleries. This article reviews the returns and identifies some of the major themes. It also notes some of the unresolved cases both in North America and in Europe and Japan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: repatriation,photographic archives,forensic archaeology,art market,auction houses,antiquities market,boston,rome,museology,archaeology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1209
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Centres > Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 23:59
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 23:51
DOI: 10.1017/S094073911800019X


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