Crimean museums, sent for exhibition in the Netherlands, the exhibits, we hope that the conversations about the return of the collections will not reach trial.
The collection of Scythian gold from the Crimean museums in February (when the Crimea was part of the Ukraine) was sent to the exhibition in the Netherlands. March joining of Crimea to Russia in Kiev is not realized and, therefore, consider the Scythian gold of his possessions. In Crimea, Ukraine called the attempt of raider capture collection.
" We are very hopeful that the issue will be decided on Museum level. Now I don't even want to talk about it, what are the prospects of it in the courts, " said the messenger pool museums that handles the legal aspects of the problem from their side.
in her expression, there is an ongoing dialogue between the Crimean museums and Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam." as long as the Dutch think, no definite decision is not accepted ", - the Lawyer said.
She recalled that at the beginning of the contract envisaged the completion of the exposition on may 28, 2014, however, in February the period of the exhibition was extended until August 31, 2014. Thus, in the Netherlands have time to think before September.
The lawyer said that, according to the agreement, the exhibits are obliged to return just in the Crimean museums.
" We expect that Dutch colleagues will consider and norms of Museum ethics declares the need of preserving the integrity of Museum collections ", - added the representative of the museums of Crimea.
Exhibition " Crimea - Golden island in the Black sea " was opened in the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February. The once in March of Crimea reunited with Russia, the Ukrainian authorities claim for collection. The curator of the exhibition from the Crimean branch of the Institute of archaeology of the national Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, first said that the authorities of the Netherlands guaranteed Crimean museums return of all exhibits.
The Ministry of culture of Ukraine stated that the exhibits will be returned to Kiev, because recognized as state property of Ukraine. University of Amsterdam, which owns the Museum of Scythian gold from the Crimea, did not confirm these data. However Netherlands Ministry of foreign Affairs stated that the decision is published outside the competence of the Ministry and this issue must be resolved between the Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum, which have provided exhibits.