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When buying art, provenance holds risks for buyers, sellers and donors

Provenance, provenance, provenance. A recent spat between Germany and Russia over a new exhibition at the Hermitage highlights its importance.

Chancellor Merkel’s recent visit to St Petersburg, to attend the International Economic Forum, was overshadowed by a spat over artefacts that Germany wants returned.

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