Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Cleveland Museum of Art: Objects in Rome
The fourteen antiquities handed back to Italy by the Cleveland Museum of Art have gone on display in Rome ("Art back home in Italy after stay in Cleveland", cleveland.com July 8, 2009). Although the collecting histories have yet to be released, it is clear that the identifications were made from the seizure of photographs and documents in raids on the premises of dealers in Switzerland.