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The prevention of illicit trade

Guidance on appropriate action to take to ensure that public collections do not unwittingly become involved in the illicit market for cultural objects.

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Problem solving

Advice on what to do should an object in your collection transpire to have been stolen or illicitly traded at some point in its history.

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Restitution and repatriation

Guidance on the appropriate action to take on receipt of a claim for return of objects being held in a public collection in the UK.

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Working with the media

Advice on providing media information, maintaining contacts and working towards positive perceptions of your activities in the cultural property field.

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Looted art 1933-45

Information to assist in the recording of cultural objects with an uncertain history during the Second World War and Holocaust period from 1933-1945.

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Legislation / Legal issues

Information on current UK legislation relating to the prevention of theft and the illicit trade in art, antiques and antiquities and key legal issues to keep in mind.

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Human remains

Guidance for those holding human remains in public collections to work lawfully, professionally and ethically.

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News

Current news stories from around the world.

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Protection and prevention

Links to advice on protecting public collections prior to, and in the event of, war and natural disaster.

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Case studies

Learn from the experiences of others working in public collections.

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