Sunday, 21 November 2010

Treasure Act Review

The sale of the bronze Crosby Garrett helmet (CLICK, CLICK) has prompted Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn - a former Cambridge University professor of archaeology - to call for an urgent review of The Treasure Act 1996, which protects only those artifacts made from precious metals. He commented "It is strange that a national treasure can be sold at public auction by an anonymous vendor to an anonymous buyer". It is perhaps even more strange that this news item didn't come from the BBC, but from ArtDaily (title link).


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