Nigeria promotes protection and learning of cultural heritage
In politics, in Nigeria, the National Commission for Museums and Monuments has increased community participation in museums across the country. Nigeria and China signed an Agreement for the Prevention of the Theft, Illicit Import and Export of Cultural Property.
In a crossover of politics and economics, a migration of weavers to Afghanistan and Lahore has significantly decreased exports from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In a crossover of politics and security, in Sri Lanka, reportedly, the LTTE created a “fictional archaeology”. In the Dominican Republic, the International Council of Museums launched a listing of the country’s cultural heritage.
In economics, in the Middle East, Christie’s plans an on-line only sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian, and Turkish art. In New Mexico, the annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market launched including economic and social initiatives. In Iran, art sales in Tehran reflect disparity of wealth.
In a crossover of economics and security, Forbes reported that “High-end art is one of the most manipulated markets in the world”.
In security, in Egypt, national treasures remain at risk during the political unrest.
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