Friday, September 17, 2021

Australia to return 14 artworks to India, announces National Gallery

Australia will return 14 artworks to India, including at least six believed to have been stolen or illegally exported, the National Gallery announced today. The Canberra gallery identified the works, which include sculptures, photographs and a scroll, as either stolen, looted or of unknown origin.

The collection is composed largely of religious and cultural artefacts worth a total of about 2.2 million US Dollars, including some dating back to the 12th century.

Gallery Director Nick Mitzevich told media that, the works were set to be returned to the Indian Government within months.

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