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Negotiations between David Nasser Khalili and British government ongoing

London

Negotiations between the Iranian Jewish businessman David Nasser Khalili and the British Department of National Heritage over his offer to lend his collection of Islamic art and antiquities to the nation at the expense of the British are still ongoing (The Art Newspaper No.21, Oct 1992, p.1). In an article in the New York Times published last month Mr Khalili said that Spain had already indicated a readiness to accept his terms. The Art Newspaper has made enquiries at a high level in Spanish central government, museum and ayuntamiento circles, and no one has heard of Mr Khalili’s offer.