Returning archaeological objects to Italy

Gill, David (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 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 seizure 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 paper reviews the returns and identifies some of the major themes. It also notes some of the unresolved cases both in North America but also Europe and Japan.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Giacomo Medici, Archaeology, theft, Geneva Freeport
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Suffolk Business School
Depositing User: David Gill
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 07:48
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 14:20

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