Should loaned treasures go to Kyiv or Crimea?

10 Oct 2014 1:09 PM | Anonymous

Should loaned treasures go to Kyiv or Crimea?

Oct. 9, 2014, 11:09 p.m. | Museums undefined by Iryna Matviyishyn

Russia’s annexation of Crimea is having all kinds of unexpected consequences, including cultural ones.

An archaeological museum in Amsterdam is reluctant to return ancient golden exhibits on loan from Crimean museums before the March annexation.

Hundreds of Scythian and Sarmatian golden adornments and weapons were on display in Bonne and Amsterdam since January and attracted 88,000 visitors. The exhibition closed on Aug. 31, and now the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is not sure whether the exhibits should be returned to Crimea, Ukraine or neither of them.