We’ll store your artefacts, US tells Syrian museums

09 Nov 2015 1:04 PM | Anonymous

We’ll store your artefacts, US tells Syrian museums

New framework stresses return principle but some fear that traffickers in illicit objects could abuse it

by Emily Sharpe  |  8 November 2015

As Isil destroys ancient temples and monuments across Syria and Iraq, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) is encouraging US museums to act as safe havens for threatened works of art in the collections of governments, museums and private individuals in conflict zones. But there are concerns that looted artefacts could be among the works sent to the US. 


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