EVE Auction – May 30, 2016

EVE Auction of “ART AMERINDIEN, ART PRECOLOMBIEN, AFRIQUE ET OCEANIE”
Lundi 30 mai 2016 à 13h30
Click here to go to auction webpage

The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, hosted a press event of tribal leaders, federal agency officials, and representatives of tribal organizations to express concerns about the upcoming May 30th EVE Auction(available for a limited period of time).
Click here to watch webcast of May 24, 2016, press event

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell just issued a press statement on next week’s, Memorial Day, auction.
Click here to read statement

Press Coverage of the event and auction (in alphabetical order):

Hyperallergic.com, May 31, 2016, “Despite Protests, Paris Auction of Sacred Native American Objects Goes Ahead”

PRI’s The World, May 27, 2016, “Paris Auction House Turns Deaf Ear to Native American Appeal”

Art Daily News, May 26, 2016, “Native Americans step up fight over sacred object auctions”

Associated Press/Washington Post, May 25, 2016, “Paris auction house defends divisive sale of tribal items”

Daily Mail (United Kingdom), May 25, 2016, “‘This is not art. It’s like a piece of us going missing’: Native Americans protest over sale of 500 sacred artifacts at Paris auction house”

The Guardian, May 25, 2016, “Native Americans implore France to halt artifact sale: ‘It harkens to slave auctions’”

Hyperallergic.com, May 24, 2016, “Smithsonian Hosts Emergency Meeting About Paris Auction of Indigenous Remains and Objects [UPDATED]”

Indian Country Today, May 24, 2016, “NMAI Tells Press: Stop Paris Auction of Sacred Items and Human Remains”

National Public Radio, May 25, 2016, “Native Americans Protest A Planned Auction Of Sacred Objects In France”

Washington Post, May 24, 2016, “Native Americans protest planned auction in France of sacred objects and human remains”