Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Context Matters: Dallas Takes the Initiative
Apulian krater formerly in the Dallas Museum of Art Source: DMA
My latest essay on 'Context Matters' has appeared in the spring 2013 number of the Journal of Art Crime. The main theme is the initiative by the Dallas Museum of Art (and its director Maxwell Anderson) to return various antiquities to Italy as well as a mosaic to Turkey. This emerges from an investigation into the antiquities handled by Edoardo Almagià.
Can we expect other museum directors to follow Anderson's lead?