Vinod Daniel, chairman of the board for AusHeritage and a board member of the International Council of Museums, was interviewed by the Times of India newspaper while in India recently to conduct a workshop for museum curators.
In an interview with the Times of India, Mr Daniel discusses the current acquisition process in Australian museums. Soon after the international idol theft racket involving infamous antique dealer P Subhash Chandra Kapoor was busted by the Tamil Nadu police, Australia returned a few stolen Indian idols in an ethical gesture. Ever since, many museums in Australia have put acquisitions from India on hold and are conducting a rigorous internal audit on all their collections.
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