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2 February 2018, Geneva, the Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM) holds its second conference, where it presents a new project – the “Art Due Diligence Toolkit”. The Toolkit is addressed to the art businesses and collectors, and applies a risk-based approach to due diligence practices.  Next...
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Letters, postcards and photographs of Olga Alexandrovna Romanova and Xenia Alexandrovna Romanova from the collection of Ferdinand Thormeyer to be auctioned at Piguet – Hotel des Ventes 11-14 December 2017.  Next...
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9 November 2017 a handover ceremony of thirteen icons recovered from smugglers by the officers of the Federal Security Service (FSB) as a result of actions combating illicit cross-border movement of cultural property at the Russian customs was held in the Russian Museum at the Mikhailovsky Palace. The art expertise detected icons of historical, cultural and artistic importance. Thirteen icons selected by the experts represent paintings of XVII-XIX centuries created at various artistic centres in Russia.  Next...
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ARTICLES
Excercising due diligence in art transactions means using stolen art databases. Obviously, the existence of separate databases renders the work of international art businesses more difficult by imposing additional responsibilities in the verification of provenance.  Next...
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Kovalev, Alexey Anatolyevich – research associate of the Russian Academy of Science, the Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Science, member of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, the vice-president of the Scientific committee on Archaeological Heritage of the National Committee ICOMOS of Russia – talks about Russian legislation on the protection of archaeological heritage. Alexey Anatolyevich was a member of the working group, which drafted Federal Law No. 245 “On the amendments in the legislative acts of the Russian Federation on combating illicit activity in archaeology”.  Next...
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