Indigenous art sales stymied by heritage laws, say auction houses

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.04.08

Author: Louise Bellamy
News source: The Age

Report in The Age about the impact of the introduction of a new law under the Australian Heritage Act 2006 which adds a fee for each artefact that is sold.

Quoted from the article:

Leading art auction houses say that changes to Victorian heritage laws affecting the sale of indigenous art are forcing them to conduct sales in Sydney, robbing Melbourne, where they traditionally occur, of national and international interest.


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