UK: V&A SCRAMBLES TO RESOLVE RUSSIAN FABERGÉ EGG DILEMMA

On 21 May, The Times reported that HM Treasury officials have been asked to rule whether the Victoria and Albert Museum would breach sanctions against Russia by returning priceless Fabergé eggs displayed in a recent exhibition.  Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg’s Link of Times foundation had lent to the UK museum the first imperial Easter egg, known as the Hen egg, made in 1884-5 for Tsar Nicholas’s father, Alexander III, as a present for the Empress Maria Feodorovna.  It was a feature in the exhibition Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/victoria-and-albert-museum-scrambles-to-resolve-russian-faberge-egg-dilemma-xdw5chgvf

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/03/18/vanda-london-uk-russia-sanctions-viktor-vekselberg-faberge-egg-exhibition-loan

https://www.businessinsider.com/victoria-albert-museum-russia-faberg-egg-viktor-vekselberg-sanctions-2022-5

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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