Friday, 14 November 2008

The Universal Museum: another view?

I have written about the Universal Museum and it is the end of another week.

So as an antidote to postings about truckloads of antiquities trundling back to Italy or withdrawn lots at London auctions .... and in the spirit of BBC Radio 4's "I'm sorry I haven't a clue" (the self-styled "antidote to panel games") ... here is the "Encyclopaedic Museum Starter Kit!".

The archive section covers themes addressed on "Looting Matters":
  • repatriation
  • Coptic sculptures
  • the Parthenon marbles
  • the level of looting in Iraq

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Coins in context

One of the conservators at the British Museum speaks about why it is important to treat coin hoards as part of an archaeological context. ...