2015 Cairo Conference News

Culture Under Threat Conference in Cairo: Red Arch Raises Important Questions Posed by U.S. Imports of Art, Collectors’ Pieces, and Antiques

Culture Under Threat Conference in Cairo: Red Arch Raises Important Questions Posed by U.S. Imports of Art, Collectors' Pieces, and Antiques Cultural Heritage Lawyer Rick St. Hilaire - 21 May 2015 Why did the declared value of U.S. general imports of antiques over 100 years old from Syria climb 133% between 2012 and 2013, from [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:34+00:00 May 21st, 2015|

Cultural Property Under Threat: The Cultural, Economic & Security Impact of Antiquities Theft in the Middle East

Cultural Property Under Threat: The Cultural, Economic Security Impact of Antiquities Theft in the Middle East Cultural Heritage Partners - 19 May 2015 Marion Werkheiser was honored to attend a ministerial level conference in Cairo, Egypt, last week to discuss practical solutions to halting cultural racketeering– the systematic looting of antiquities by organized crime or [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:35+00:00 May 19th, 2015|

Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage

Cairo Declaration to protect Middle East cultural heritage Conference examined ways to prevent theft and illegal export of cultural and historic artefacts Nevine El-Aref , Monday 18 May 2015 Destruction in Mosul After discussions and workshops at a two-day conference, Cultural Property Under Threat, held in Egypt four days ago, six recommendations were [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:35+00:00 May 18th, 2015|

Antiquities Minister urges amendment of UNESCO 1970 agreement

Antiquities Minister urges amendment of UNESCO 1970 agreement Al Masry Al Youm - Thu, 14/05/2015 - 18:55 Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty said on Thursday he agreed with the UNESCO to establish an Egypt-chaired international advisory committee that studies means to combat antiquity looting. The agreement came during the Cultural Heritage Under Threat conference hosted in [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:35+00:00 May 14th, 2015|

U.N., Arab officials seek to counter militant threat to monuments

U.N., Arab officials seek to counter militant  threat to monuments By AFP | Cairo Wednesday, 13 May 2015 ISIS militants destroy an ancient statue in Mosul Museum after the fall of Mosul in June of 2014. (File photo: AP) U.N. and Arab officials began a two-day conference on Wednesday to seek ways to [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:35+00:00 May 13th, 2015|

UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites ‘war crime’

UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime' By ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED: 08:16 EST, 13 May 2015 CAIRO (AP) — The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the destruction and looting of archaeological sites in the Middle East — such as the [...]

2017-10-26T04:19:35+00:00 May 13th, 2015|