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  • SEPTEMBER 16TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s another Friday, and you know what that means!¬†Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Have you been wondering what the Textile Department has been up to the last four years at The Art Institute of Chicago? Well this is your last chanceRead the Rest…

    UPDATED FEDERAL LAWS INCREASE REQUIREMENTS FOR IVORY SALES

    August 2nd, 2016 · 2:00 am  →  Antiques Appraisal Art Law Art Market Artifacts Government Historical Objects Ivory News

    Just two months ago, we posted a follow-up to our original 2014 blog about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) regulations on the trade of ivory. Since 1989, trade in certain ivory items has been illegal in the United States, following an international agreement by United Nations sub-body the Convention on International Trade in EndangeredRead the Rest…

    U.S. IVORY TRADE TWO YEARS LATER: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ONGOING LEGISLATION

    The use of ivory in decorative items, weapons, jewelry, and all manner of objets d’art is a custom going back thousands of years. Its fine grain and smooth glossy luster has made it a desirable material for craftsman in many different cultures and artistic traditions, using ivory derived from many animals, from whales to elephants.Read the Rest…

    AUGUST 7TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s finally August! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago‘s installation of Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys “Im Reich der Sonnenfinsternis.” Im Reich der Sonnenfinsternis, the first major work by this duo toRead the Rest…