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Implications of the alleged British Museum thefts: Karen Sanig for the Solicitors' Journal

Posted on 11 December 2023

When news broke of the alleged theft of thousands of artefacts from the British Museum, seemingly by a single trusted individual, for up to 25 years, questions abounded: how could this have happened from within an esteemed British institution upholding the best of museum standards? How could a curator caring for artefacts be the alleged thief? Who now owned the artefacts and are they recoverable?

The latest edition of the Solicitors' Journal has been published, featuring an opinion piece written by Karen Sanig, Head of Art Law, on the wider implications of the alleged theft of antiquities from the British museum which includes timely comment on the Parthenon marbles position.

Read the opinion piece in full here (subscription required).

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