The secret return of antique pieces to China presents new developments, embarrassing the Minister of Culture. Olivier de Bernon, former director of the museum, said to have never been requested by China.
After the return on the sly of antique pieces of solid gold, output Guimet the grounds that they come from a museum looting in China and the Ministry of Culture are found negligent defendants to donors.
In mid-April, François Pinault had been taken to recover four large plates of solid gold representing raptors, he had offered in 2000 at the Guimet Museum.
Sources : Le Journal des Arts.