Thoughts on ancient artefacts, their collection and ethical issues
Friday, 28 March 2014
What do you do when you need to return a loan back to the place you borrowed it from only to find you're no longer quite sure who owns it? According to The Art Newspaper, the objects in a “The Crimea - Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea” exhibition at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam are on loan from five Ukrainian museums, including four in the Crimean peninsula. But after the recent transfer of power in Crimea from Ukraine to Russia, the Dutch museum is not entirely clear which authority the ancient jewellery and armour should be returned to when the exhibition ends in August.