Friday, August 6, 2010

German Cultural Property Crusader Gets Rebuked

After extensive legal proceedings, a German court has rebuked German cultural property crusader Michael Müller-Karpe for wrongfully claiming that a German dealer was selling stolen artifacts. See

Given the low value of the artifacts in question, most dealers would have just abandoned the property rather than take the abuse from Müller-Karpe and pay for legal representation.

One wonders whether there will be any further ramifications for Müller-Karpe. Hopefully, the ruling will act at least some disincentive for his brand of cultural property vigilantism.

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