Museums and the plunder of antiquities

20 Jan 2015 1:38 PM | Anonymous

Museums and the plunder of antiquities

Widespread turmoil in civil war-torn Middle Eastern and African countries has led to thievery from cultural sites

Published on Jan 20, 2015 8:18 AM
 

One positive result of the warming relationship between India and Australia has been the return of priceless antiquities to India that had ended up surreptitiously in Australian art galleries.

This month came news that the Australian government will return a stolen Kushan-period Buddha statue dating back to the second century BC that had surfaced in Canberra's National Gallery of Art (NGA) in 2007.

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