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Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to start talks about stolen art with Sri Lanka

March 19, 2019 - General

The Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam is starting talks with Sri Lanka and Indonesia about some 1,000 pieces in its collection that may have been stolen and become part of the Dutch ‘colonial heritage’, local news sources reports.

The cannon of the king of Kandy, which seized the Netherlands in 1765 during a military campaign
[Credit: © Rijksmuseum]The move comes after last week’s decision by the Dutch National Museum of World Cultures (NMWC)…

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