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The Met Joins Russian Art Embargo Dispute

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on September 8, 2011 at 8:05 AM

In the latest development in one of this year’s farthest-reaching art law issues, the Metropolitian Museum of Art announced in August that it will no longer lend its works of art within the Russian Federation so long as the Russian embargo on U.S. loans persists. The Met had planned to loan works by French designer Paul Poiret to the exhibition “Paul Poiret – King of Fashion” at the Kremlin Museum.

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Topics: Metropolitan Museum, Russia, Restitution, World War II, art embargo, Foreign Sovereign Immunities, Chabad, Paul Poiret

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