Friday, June 8, 2012

Tom Campbell and transparency

© David Gill
Lee Rosenbaum has discussed the claims over Cambodian sculptures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Director Tom Campbell spoke to the press and made this surprising claim about cultural property: "we are fully committed to dealing with such claims with transparency".

Perhaps transparency does not extend to disclosure about the nature of the material returned to Italy from the collection of former curator Dietrich von Bothmer.

Would the Met like to issue a statement about this return even if it is five months after the event?

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