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Hunt for stolen British Museum artefacts: Karen Sanig for The Times

Posted on 31 August 2023

Partner Karen Sanig has been featured in an article for The Times, discussing the mystery of missing artefacts at the British Museum, and the legal issues surrounding the sale of allegedly stolen items.

Karen sheds some light on the wider issues affecting museums and their officials, commenting: “A lot of museums are vulnerable. Cuts in budgets mean that many are operating on a shoestring”.

She also commented that the museum “is committed to ensuring the missing items are returned and will continue to consider all options in this regard. We have good reason to expect that any dealers caught up in this will be keen to co-operate”.

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