Commentary

106 Claims by third parties

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
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106 Claims by third parties

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(b) Title disputes and third party claims

106 Claims by third parties

The public exhibition of cultural objects on loan sometimes induces third party claimants to seek to recover them from the possessor. Title claims are particularly likely to occur where chattels are of great value and have a long and eventful past, characterised by gaps in provenance and unanswered questions. There are numerous reasons why loans and exhibitions are vulnerable to claims brought by the victims of looting and spoliation. Public exhibition exposes cultural objects to widespread scrutiny by the media, scholars, claimant groups and others, alerting potential claimants. The

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