Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Museums Association and Northampton
It seems that the Museums Association has reviewed the decision of Northampton Museum and Art Gallery to sell its Egyptian statue to fund future developments. It looks as if the the MA do not consider that Northampton followed the due process to deaccession the statue as outlined in the MA code of ethics, This is probably the first step in the process for the Northampton museum service to lose its accreditation.
Local councillors and officers in Northampton will now have to explain why they took the course of action that they followed.