Friday, April 11, 2008

ALR clarifies the contents of its database


The Art Loss Register has helpfully clarified its position with regard to antiquities certificates. ALR counsel, Christopher A. Marinello, has made clear that "the database does not contain information on illegally exported artefacts unless they have been reported to us as stolen."

Once again Ton Cremers's Museum Security Network has provided a constructive forum for clarification of a serious issue.