22 November 2017

Salvador Dalí Mae West Lips Sofa Arts Minister Places Temporary Export Bar

John Glen the UK’s Arts Minister has placed a temporary export bar on an iconic Salvador Dalí and Edward James designed sofa known as ‘Mae West Lips’.

20 August 2015

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Ed Vaizey Places Export Bar On Topographical Watercolour By Thomas Davies

The very first eyewitness representation of Niagara Falls, a 1762 topographical watercolour by Thomas Davies, is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the £151,800 asking price. In order to provide a last chance to keep it in the UK, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed […]

19 August 2015

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Department Of Culture Extend Export Bar On Northampton’s Sekhemka Statue

The UK department for culture has taken the unprecedented step of extending a deadline over the export of the Egyptian sculpture of Sekhemka. This occurred after it was determined that the sale of the 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue to a private collector, by the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum had breached Arts […]

28 July 2015

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David Cameron Urged To Save Sekhemka Statue From Export

Campaigners fighting the export of the Sekhemka statue – an historic work of art sold by Northampton Borough Council for the princely sum of £15.76m -have called on Prime Minister David Cameron to prevent it leaving Britain. The statue was sold to an anonymous buyer but a temporary export ban was later imposed. It was […]

24 June 2015

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Cézanne: Temporary Export Bar Placed On Rare Painting

An important Cézanne painting that has been on long-term loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge for almost 30 years is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £13,522,500 asking price. In order to provide a last chance to keep it in the UK, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey […]

6 December 2014

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Culture Minister Places Export Bar On Important Brueghel

British Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the painting ‘The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man.’ by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Elder. The work will be exported overseas unless money can be found to match the asking price of £6,963,000. The artist was considered the most important […]

4 August 2013

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Getty Museum Temporarily Prevented From Exporting British Rembrandt

A last ditch chance to raise the £16,500,000 is needed to keep a newly discovered Rembrandt painting in the UK. The Culture Minister Ed Vaizey took the decision to defer granting an export licence for the painting following a recommendation by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural […]