Open ‘art market’ may put a price tag on our Gods


Faced with growing pressure to address the rampant looting of the country’s cultural treasures and apparent lacunae in the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma at a recent media interview revealed about the department’s proposal to the cabinet to amend the act, to allow India to have an open art market. “Once we allow the trade of those antiquities in India this smuggling will stop,” he said.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), tasked with formulating the Draft Antiquities and Art Treasures Regulation, Export and Import Bill, 2017, has just uploaded the proposed amendments on its portal to be tabled in the forthcoming Parliament session...Read more

 

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