Tag Archives: cultural goods

Canada returns Khajuraho sculpture to India

Posted on: April 29, 2015 by Alexander Herman

Earlier this month, it was reported that Canada was returning a 900-year-old sandstone statue to India. This was done with all the necessary pomp and ceremony, with each nation’s prime minister more than ready for a dual photo op with the piece. Of course it represented much more than mere cultural restitution: as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, cultural relations between […]

UK government took in £125 million through AIL and CGS

Posted on: September 25, 2014 by Alexander Herman

It has recently been reported that nearly £125 million worth of art has been handed over to the UK government in lieu of tax liabilities between the years 2009 and 2013. This is the result of the government’s ‘acceptance in lieu’ scheme (AIL), whereby works of art can be transferred to the state in order to offset inheritance taxes, as […]