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The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild has become a driving force in the ongoing effort to protect coin collectors and museums in which coins are stored from being forced to give up these items to foreign governments under the premise the coins are the cultural patrimony of the claimant nation. — Richard Giedroyc, World Coin News April 26, 2010



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Should Scholars Authenticate and Publish Unprovenanced Finds?

A paper presented at the ASOR conference in San Antonio in 2004. Full story

Response to VOA 2

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VOA response to ACCG

VOA Director David S. Jackson responds to ACCG concerns. Full story

VOA: Cultural Leaders say Looting of Iraq's Antiquities Continues

A report on VOA that continues to throw blame at the collector community for the woes of a corrupt system in Iraq. Full story

The Global Antiquities Black Market

An article by Jeffrey Young aired on Voice of America and published on the VOA web site. Full story

ACCG Response to VOA

A Letter from the Executive Director of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild to Mr. Kenneth Tomlinson, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) which overseas Voice of America operations. Full story

Emergency Protection for Iraqi Cultural Antiquities Act Passes

The AIA announcement of passage of HR 1047 and their pride in being involved. "The AIA took an active role in advocating for passage of this legislation." Full story

Essentials for a New Antiquities Law: Remarks on the Latest Legislative Initiative of the German Government to Ratify the UNESCO Convention of 1970 by 2006

A paper read by Dr. Michael Müller-Karpe at the 50 Years Hague Convention: Retrospectives and Perspectives Workshop, Vienna, November 3, 2004 Full story

Experts question museum's acquisition of bronze Apollo

An article about the bronze Apollo at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Full story

Saving Iraq's Treasures

International laws covering art and antiquities have gone through major changes in the past year, largely as a result of the war in Iraq. Full story

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