Monday, 2 August 2010

Continuing Silence from Madrid

The press office at the Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid continues to remain silent on the report by Fabio Isman that 22 pieces in its collection can be identified in the photographic archives seized from Giacomo Medici and Gianfranco Becchina. Indeed at least one of the pieces has also featured in the Schinoussa Archive. Some of the photographs appear to have been photographed on the premises of a restorer linked to Fritz Bürki.

The curatorial authorities need to resolve these claims as a matter of urgency. Failure to do so will undermine pan-European co-operation and has the potential to damage the reputation of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

Attic black-figured amphora featured in the Schinoussa Archive.

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