Museum: to delay the case for gold of the Scythians is not in the interests of the parties
The date of the first Hearing on the case on the return of the collection of Scythian gold from the Netherlands should be appointed for six months, delaying the proceedings is not interested in any of the sides, said Last news Director of the Kerch historical and cultural reserve Tatiana umrihina.
Four of the Crimean Museum sued Amsterdam collective action against the Allard Pierson Museum, in which they demanded the return of the collection of Scythian gold from the Netherlands in the Crimea. The exhibits also claims the Ukrainian side.
According to Originai, January 21, in the court of Amsterdam will host the presentation of the case without the participation of the parties.
" Hearing itself will not, this is only the filing of the case. Be there no, no the other side will not. When things will take the court under Dutch law for six months, this can be before, must assign a hearing date. I don't think they will delay it, I think anyone's interests, and the court still independent, " said umrihina.
However, she stressed that When will start the proceedings, the Crimean Museum will send in Amsterdam proxies.
The collection of Scythian gold, more than 1,000 artifacts, was removed from the Crimean museums on Exhibition in the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February, even before the Crimea reunited with Russia. The collection includes archaeological finds from five museums, and among them 4 Crimean: Central Museum of Tauris, Kerch historical and cultural reserve, the Bakhchsarai historical and cultural reserve and the National preserve of Tauric Chersonesos.
The Ministry of culture of Ukraine believes that the collections must be returned to Kiev. However, the Museum in the Netherlands has decided not to transfer the exhibits neither Ukraine nor the Crimea to the decision of the competent court or agreement between the parties. In late summer the exhibition was widely closed, But the Collection in the Crimean museums are not returned.