Discoverers Of Prehistoric Chauvet Cave Art Finally Win Some Intellectual Property Rights To Their Discovery

“The cave, which houses wall paintings dating back around 30,000 years, was discovered in 1994 by Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel-Deschamps and Christian Hillaire. … [The three] argued that they had been stripped of their own discovery and they claimed the rights to hundreds of photographs and videos taken at the time as well as to […]

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2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Turn Up Under Lawn Of Florida Museum

No, they’re not previously unknown Native American art, we’re afraid. They’re first- and second-century Greco-Roman works from Antioch, and five of them were among the first pieces acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. “One was embedded in a fountain in the sculpture garden. One went on display in the Membership Garden. One […]

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Bayeux Tapestry Is Too Fragile To Loan To England, Say Curators Who Care For It

“[Former Bayeux Museum director] Isabelle Attard said moving such a ‘fragile, near-1,000-year-old roll of wool and linen’ even a few metres was risky, never mind transporting it overseas.” The curator directly responsible for the tapestry said that when he first heard news of the plan to loan the piece to Britain, he thought it was […]

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