According to museum director George Osborne, the British Museum. Has start recovering some of the pieces that stolen from the esteem collection and sold online.
Osborne’s remarks come in the wake of news that the museum disregard alerts that objects alleg to be from its collection showing up for sale online.
Before, it wasn’t apparent how much taken. The majority of the lost items, according to the museum, “small pieces kept in a storeroom” of one collection. From the 15th century BC until the 19th century AD, they include glass, semi-precious stone, and gold jewelry. No one has lately seen any of the goods on exhibit.
On Saturday, Osborne, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom. Radio 4’s “Today” program that roughly 2,000 objects went missing, some of which have already found.
Many of the honest people we interact with will return stolen goods, but not everyone will, according to Osborne.
The issue appears to have started in 2021 when a Danish art dealer contacted the British Museum to report that. He had found numerous artifacts for sale online that he thought were from the museum’s collection. A follow-up examination revealed that the British Museum’s initial claim of having conducted a thorough study was untrue, according to Osborne.
One of the most renown and esteem museums in the entire world is the British Museum, which was establish in 1753. Visitors from all over the world frequently come here to see its outstanding collection of historical relics, which includes the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon Sculptures.
Given the museum’s prestige and the continuous requests for the institution to return many of its treasures that were actually stolen during the British Empire, the incident has proven to be quite embarrassing for the organization.
On Friday, museum director Hartwig Fischer resign, and on Wednesday, an unnamed employee was sack.