Stolen art treasures go on show in Chinese museum after being returned by France

23 Jul 2015 2:03 PM | Anonymous

Stolen art treasures go on show in Chinese museum after being returned by France

Gold ornaments taken from an archaeological dig now on show at museum in Gansu province

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 23 July, 2015, 3:30pm

UPDATED : Thursday, 23 July, 2015

More than 30 ancient gold ornaments went on show in a Chinese museum this week after Paris quietly insisted a billionaire collector and France’s top antique dealer return them on the grounds that they were stolen.

The move came 15 years after the two men donated the works to a Paris museum following an intervention by France’s then President Jacques Chirac, an admirer of Asian art. 

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1843065/stolen-art-treasures-returned-china-france