China Bans Ivory Trade

China will this week implement new laws aimed at curbing the trade of ivory. The new legislation will outlaw commercial traders and manufactories across the country, essentially banning the country‚Äôs massive ivory industry. China is the largest market for ivory in the world, with up to 70% of all trafficked product ending up in the … Continue reading China Bans Ivory Trade

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BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

The BBC have today announced the return of their Radio 4 documentary The Museum Of Lost Objects, which focuses on artworks and cultural heritage looted or destroyed by the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. In its first season the leading documentary looked at the history of ten objects, including statues, shrines and buildings, … Continue reading BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

The time is right for Britain to return its colonial plunder

The Indian Express reported this week that a total of just 28 artifacts have been returned to India by foreign nations since the end of colonial rule. These 28 objects include artifacts looted during British rule that ended up in European and Western collections. Britain, however, was not one of the nations to return stolen … Continue reading The time is right for Britain to return its colonial plunder