2008 Global Candlelight Vigil

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The 2008 SAFE Global Candlelight Vigil was officially launched last week. Last year 20 different groups from around the world took part in the vigil, commemorating the tragedy in a variety of ways and places. You can read about it here or look at photos from some of the vigils here. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the looting … Read More

What happened to the China MOU request?

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Three years ago, on February 17, 2005, the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee held public hearings to consider China’s request for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would restrict importation of certain types of cultural property from China to the United States for a limited period of time (five years, subject to renewal). China made the request of the U.S., … Read More

Where we forgot our history

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The following article is published at the request of its author, Mehiyar Kathem, who has recently completed a MSc in Development Management at the London School of Economics (LSE) and is currently fundraising for the Cultural Heritage Awareness Initiative (CHAI) – a project of the Baghdad based education focused NGO, the Culture For All (CFA) – www.cultureforall.org One of the … Read More