Danish newspapers report that Italy has formally demanded the return of 100 artefacts currently in the possession of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen (Politiken Sunday 21 December, online here, here and here). I have not seen the list, but apparently it includes artefacts purchased since 1970 as well as a number of earlier acquisitions.
Also of interest is a lengthy interview with curator Jette Christiansen on her experience of the antiquities trade since joining the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in 1971 (online here). She discusses the museum’s relationship with Robert Hecht, who she calls a ‘charming demon’. Hecht was a personal friend of Mogens Gjødesen, director of the Glyptotek until 1978.