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The role of conservators in facilitating the theft and trafficking of cultural objects: the case of a seized Libyan statue

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A 2015 court judgment in the United Kingdom ruled that a seized Libyan statue should be returned to the ownership of the State of Libya. The judgment prompts a critical discussion of the involvement of professional conservators in the trafficking of cultural objects. Higher standards of due diligence are recommended for conservators and other professional experts engaging with cultural objects that might have been stolen and trafficked. Stronger professional due diligence is but one component...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/lis.2017.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
ORCID:
0000-0003-1236-4066
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Libyan Studies Journal website
Volume:
48
Pages:
117-123
Publication date:
2017-09-14
Acceptance date:
2017-06-14
DOI:
EISSN:
2052-6148
ISSN:
0263-7189
Pubs id:
pubs:987178
URN:
uri:2bd8a728-932c-47a7-9b93-e875aaf814d4
UUID:
uuid:2bd8a728-932c-47a7-9b93-e875aaf814d4
Local pid:
pubs:987178
Language:
English

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