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2006-08-05 04:21:25

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Police investigating the theft of hundreds of artworks from Russia's Hermitage Museum have arrested two suspects, Interfax news agency quoted a source close to the investigation as saying on Saturday.

2006-08-01 10:17:03

By Dennis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Historic Russian art worth nearly $5 million has vanished from the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest museums, its director said on Tuesday, with suspicion falling on members of staff.

2006-07-28 11:57:08

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston's Museum of Fine Arts this week reached a tentative agreement with the Italian government to return objects suspected of being plundered antiquities. The museum will transfer "certain objects of Italian origin in the Museum's collection to Italy," it said in a statement.

2006-07-25 14:44:39

By Torrye Jones NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many U.S. art museums have not done enough to determine whether they hold art looted from Holocaust victims, a Jewish advocacy group said on Tuesday.

2005-12-23 12:55:25

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Italy is close to a deal with New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on the return of disputed antiquities in the latest chapter of a saga that has turned a spotlight on the international trade in stolen art.

2005-12-21 19:41:45

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The nation's main umbrella group for nonprofit foundations has placed the J. Paul Getty Trust, one of the world's richest art institutions, on 60 days probation over allegations of financial misconduct leveled in recent news reports.

2005-11-16 12:07:32

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - A former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles appeared in a Rome court on Wednesday to face charges of acquiring stolen artifacts, in a trial spotlighting the shady side of the global art trade.

2005-08-17 17:07:49

TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - A Florida state board voted on Wednesday to prohibit an exhibit of human cadavers at a Tampa museum but museum officials said they intend to go ahead with it.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.