Conflicting Trends in the Flourishing International Trade of Art and Antiquities: Restitutio in Integrum and Possessio Animo Ferundi/Lucrandi
26 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2006
This article studies the underlying economics driving the international black market in art and antiquities from the perspective of the looters who illegally excavate antiquities or steal art, the brokers who launder it, and the museums and private collectors who obtain it. The legal analysis identifies weaknesses in the current scheme of regulation - both domestic and international.
Keywords: art law, antiquities trade, black market, art restitution, sculpture, art theft, looting, excavation, archaeology, museum law, art collection, Elgin marbles, Priam's gold
JEL Classification: K33
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