Candlelight Vigil for the Iraq Museum in Toronto, Ontario

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Toronto school vigil poster

Date: Thursday, April 12 2007 Place: Forest Hill Public School, Toronto, Ontario — Grade Five Program: After a short presentation by SAFE Member Leah Bevington on the tragedy of the Iraq Museum and how the looting of artifacts and the black market in illicit antiquities undermine the study of ancient civilizations, the class watched the Global Candlelight Vigil invitation video. … Read More

Italy and the Met

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Three decades of controversy finally resolved? On February 2, 2006, the Metropolitan Museum of Art made an announcement that it would be turning a number of objects in its collection over to Italian ownership. On February 21, Philippe de Montebello, the director of the Met, and Rocco Buttiglione, Italy’s Minister of Culture, finally signed an official accord that cemented the … Read More