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Regresan a Coahuila piezas arqueológicas robadas en el 2008 (México)
Este martes 17 de noviembre, el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) hizo la entrega oficial al Gobierno del Estado de Coahuila del lote de 976 piezas arqueológicas representativas de la cultura material de los habitantes del norte del país que fueron robadas en 2008 de la Casa de la Cultura de Cuatro Ciénegas, adonde regresan para ser exhibidas en tanto que el recinto cuenta con todas las medidas de seguridad pertinentes.
La colección de objetos arqueológicos era resguardada por el INAH desde 2012, luego de que autoridades aduanales de Estados Unidos aseguraron los bienes en diversos puntos de entrada a ese país. En 2009 notificaron a México de la incautación de dicho lote…
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Tráfico que continúa: el patrimonio de Bolivia sale por las fronteras (Bolivia)
Pinturas, platería, cuadros, retablos, joyas, la mayoría de la época de la Colonia, fueron desapareciendo de las iglesias de Oruro, Potosí y La Paz, principalmente, y con ellos, una parte de la historia del país. La falta de registros, la ausencia de voluntad política, la poca claridad sobre las instancias responsables de la custodia, y una ley sin normativa, hacen que Bolivia siga siendo un destino interesante para el saqueo.
Dos extraños ataviados con pasamontañas, y en complicidad de la noche de luna nueva, se aprestan a ingresar a una iglesia del área rural del país. Mientras uno hace de banquillo, el otro logra asirse de los barrotes de la ventana del templo para, acto seguido, ayudado por una pata de cabra, herramienta infaltable en este tipo de ilícitos, sacar de cuajo los barrotes de su base de barro y piedra…
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Register and collection catalogue - UniqueCollection
UniqueCollection is a collections management system, that helps you to register, catalogue and show your art objects. UC is especially designed for professional handling of heritage at a fraction of the cost compared to other commercial systems. The tool is set up so flexible that it can adapt to the needs of your organisation and the type of collection when needed.
UniqueCollection is a comprehensive system that has three complementary products, with varying degrees of complexity that can be used according to your needs. The UniqueCollection product family is the best solution to protect, manage and visualize your collection.
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Antiga Amazônia Presente (Ancient Amazonia Today)
Antiga Amazônia Presente (Ancient Amazon Today) is the first feature documentary about Amazonian archaeology produced only by a team of Brazilian archaeologists.
Directed by Silvio Luiz Cordeiro, the documentary was recorded during several trips in the Lower Amazon and presents ancient places which are still relatively unknown by the general public.
The production team visited urban archaeological sites and other more distant sites, like the rock art found in the Serra do Ererê (Monte Alegre), and the cultural landscape built by the marajoara people in the past. The team also documented the impressive collection storage of the Goeldi Museum (Belém); the artifacts exhibited in the Marajó Museum, gathered by the Jesuit Giovanni Gallo; the archaeological and historical collection of the Integrated Museum of Obidos; as well as a small collection of Tapajônica pieces, gathered by a family from Santarém. However, the most significant part of this audiovisual and photographic collection created by the team on the trip are the stories of the people who, for several reasons, maintain a relationship with places and objects from the world of Amazonian archaeology, giving meanings and values to them today.
Free for download and share.
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Ukraine invites Netherlands to help probe stolen art being held by a volunteer battalion
Ukrainian investigators on Thursday called on the Netherlands to help probe the fate of a batch of precious Dutch paintings reportedly being held by a volunteer battalion fighting pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the ex-Soviet state.
"We are waiting - and they are welcomed here in Ukraine - the official investigators who can investigate this material", Ukraine's police chief Khatia Dekanoidze told a press conference.
She said the Dutch experts could work together with their Ukrainian counterparts.
"Our doors are opened, we are transparent", she said.
The Westfries Museum in the Dutch town of Hoorn said on Monday that two dozen 17th-century paintings that went missing a decade ago had been found in a villa in a Ukrainian-controlled part of Donbass - a splintered zone of a conflict that has already killed more than 9,000 people since April 2014.
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Germany, Italy and France urge action against Islamic State antiquities dealing
Germany, Italy and France called Tuesday for the European Union to crack down on the illegal trade in antiquities used to bankroll attacks by the Islamic State group.
The culture ministers of the three countries wrote in a letter to the European Commission urging concerted measures against the illicit trade in cultural treasures for the benefit of the jihadist group.
"By taking part directly or indirectly in the trade in cultural artifacts from archaeological digs, museums and libraries finance their (IS's) atrocities in the region and in Europe," Monika Gruetters, Dario Franceschini and Fleur Pellerin wrote.
They said they had agreed at a meeting of EU culture ministers on November 24, in the wake of last month's deadly IS assault in Paris, that it was "high time for Europe... to take more effective action against these attacks on our cultural heritage and the trade in cultural assets".
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World Heritage Review: Special Issue Nº 77 - World Heritage and climate change
ISSN 1020-4202
EAN 3059630101776
Published: 2015
World Heritage sites are the most spectacular places on the planet, and natural sites are often crucial for sustaining biodiversity hotspots and natural habitats for endangered species. Cultural sites, masterpieces of human creativity, cities and cultural landscapes are often fragile when confronted by the effects of climate change. Published ahead of the COP21 meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) to be held from 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris, France, this issue will focus on methods of adaptation and best practices for dealing with the consequences of climate change at World Heritage sites, both cultural and natural, and will also examine some recent experience in mitigating the effects of climate change for intangible heritage.
The new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Bonn (Germany) from 28 June to 8 July 2015, will also be presented.
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