EAA-conference in Barcelona, September 2018: call for contributions

At the annual conference of the EAA in Barcelona, 5-8 September 2018, our committee organises a session on: CULTURAL PROPERTY: FROM LOOTING AND ILLEGAL TRADE TO RESTITUTION Theme: Archaeology and the European Year of Cultural Heritage (Session #763) Author: Dr Mödlinger, Marianne (France) – Université Bordeaux Montaigne Organisors: Dr Kairiss, Andris (Latvia) – Latvian Academy…

The freeport in Geneva – news in Italian

Dal sole24ore, Dicember 4, 2017, scritto da R. Galullo e A. Mincuzzi. Otto minuti di cammino separano la costruzione di vetro e acciaio del quartier generale di Ubs dal più inaccessibile museo della terra. Carouge, nella parte sudoccidentale di Ginevra, è un luogo di misteri. Il palazzo dell’Ubs ospitava fino a qualche anno fa la…

ARCA’s Postgraduate program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection

ARCA’s Postgraduate program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection is now accepting applications. Information copied from the ARCA’s homepage. In 2009 ARCA started the first of its kind, interdisciplinary, approach to the scholarly study of art crime. Representing a unique opportunity for individuals interested in training in a structured and academically diverse format, the…

MONGOLIA: how looting threatens to erase Mongolia’s history

It’s a sunny, late summer day in northern Mongolia’s Darkhad Basin – a large glacial lake basin nestled against the country’s Russian border. To the south stretch the grasslands of the Eastern Eurasian Steppe; to the north, the Siberian boreal forest. We stand – almost precisely – at the place they meet, at the forest’s…

ROMANIA: Police recover 5,000 archaeological artifacts

The Romanian Police have recovered approximately 5,000 archaeological artifacts following raids at treasure hunters in Western Romania’s Caras-Severin, Arad, Timis and Bihor counties. These date from the ancient to the medieval period, and are as diverse as fragments of ceramic pottery, coins or objects of adornment. Over 300 ancient and medieval coins, several medieval weaponry…

AUSTRIA: Grabungsgenehmigungspflicht in Österreich durch Gerichte weitgehend gekippt

Aus dem DGUF-Newsletter vom 13. Oktober 2017: Der seit Jahrzehnten vertretenen Rechtsauffassung des österreichischen Bundesdenkmalamtes (BDA) zufolge galt gemäß § 11 Abs. 1 des Denkmalschutzgesetzes (DMSG) in Österreich eine Genehmigungspflicht für Grabungen und sonstige archäologische Nachforschungen (NFG-Pflicht) – unabhängig davon, ob auf einer konkret betroffenen Fläche das Vorkommen archäologischer Denkmale bereits bekannt ist (BDA 2016,…