On March 15, Press Conference "The Scythian Gold Case. How Ukraine Asserts Its Cultural Values" to Be Held

On 15 March 2019, at 3:00pm, a press conference titled “The Scythian Gold Case. How Ukraine Asserts Its Cultural Values” takes place at the press centre of Ukrinform news agency.

Organised by: Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine.

Speakers: Yevhen Nyshchuk, Minister of Culture of Ukraine; Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine; Svitlana Fomenko, First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine; Serhii Petukhov, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine.

Address: Hall 1, 8/16 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St, Kyiv (Teatralna metro station).

Additional information. On 11 March 2019, a hearing of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal took place in the lawsuit initiated by Ukraine against the Allard Pierson Museum, an archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam (Kingdom of Belgium), of the return to Ukraine of the items of the exhibition “Crimea, a Golden Island in the Black Sea,” or “The Scythian Gold.”

The Court of Appeal is to deliver its judgement in the case on 11 June 2019.

On 14 December 2016, the Amsterdam District Court ruled that the Scythian gold treasures be returned to Ukraine. The ruling was based upon a UNESCO convention, under which objects of culture must be returned to the sovereign State that has provided them for temporary exhibition.