Tuesday 28 December 2010

Ton Cremers Retiring Fully from MSN

Ton Cremers has just announced on MSN that:
After almost 15 years I will finish my WWW activities as owner and moderator of http://www.museum-security.org February 1, 2011.
The end of an era. I am sure many of his devoted readers will join me in heartily thanking Ton for all the work he has put into the running of MSN and making it what it is today, a prime resource full of thought-provoking material. May I wish him all the best for his well-deserved rest and every success in future endeavours.

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I need some time to digest the information that Ton Cremers will finish his WWW activities as owner and moderator of http://www.museum-security.org as of February 1, 2011.
The news comes to me as a shock since I have in the last years become really hooked on Ton’s homepage. One of the first things I do every morning is to check from his website whether there is anything new in the field of art theft and restitution. Ton’s service has become indispensable for many of us in this area. We will have to see where we get our reliable and quick information every morning and sometime, thrice a day.

For me personally, the fact that my articles would appear at the site of Ton was an incredible stimulus. His reaction to my work has been a singular source of encouragement, stimulation and support to continue writing. He was the first to recognize that I could make a useful contribution to the discussions on restitution. Indeed, he established a category of „Dr. Kwame Opoku's writings about looted cultural objects" even before I had considered the possibility of writing regularly. This made me feel I should add a few more articles otherwise ithe category would appear to be rather thin. . I first set the limit to 20, then 30, then 40 and now there are 97 articles in that category.
Some of Ton’s words will stay with me for a long time: Do you sleep at all? It always did me a lot of good to know that at least one person recognized my contribution and potential.

Finally, I would like to thank Ton, as we say in Africa, from the bottom of my heart for all his encouragement and I hope we will continue to be in touch..

Best wishes, Kwame.

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