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In an effort to give museums a better chance of acquiring historic items before they disappear into private hands, the government has announced plans to expand the definition of ‘treasure’. At present, those who find items at least 300 years old made substantially of gold and silver, or which are found with artefacts of precious metals, have a legal obligation to report to a coroner within 14 days. If the object is deemed to be...

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In its most recent project, the British Museum documents the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis by acquiring photography from various artists. With the help of the U.K. charity, the Art Fund, the museum intends to feed this ongoing project by continually collecting relevant art pieces on the topic. The scheme was conceived back in 2009 by the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum to collect Middle Eastern photography. The Contemporary and Modern...

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