The Greek culture ministry is demanding that an April 15 Christie’s sale of a 4th-century BC marble funerary stele for over $136,000 be called off as the artifact has been illegally removed from the country.
Over half a million art lovers have thus far visited the traveling “Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections” exhibition, which is currently on show at its final stop, the Art Institute of Chicago.
Greek Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis invited the 127 UNESCO Convention signees to join forces to effectively tackle the illegal trade of cultural property and introduce secure ways to control transactions of art online.
On the initiative of Greek Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis, 128 UNESCO Convention signees have agreed to join forces and adopt measures in order to effectively tackle the illegal trade of cultural property and introduce secure ways to control transactions of art online.
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