Saturday, 10 January 2009

Renfrew, the Met and the 1970 Rule

The public release of the revised Collections Management Policy of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art seems to have been prompted by Lord Renfrew's SAFE lecture. Lee Rosenbaum on Culturegrrl has some useful comparisons to make with the revised (and enlightened) policy at the J. Paul Getty Museum where the local laws of countries are taken into account.

Rosenbaum also comments on the "cloudy" transparency at the Met ...

Perhaps Thomas Campbell could talk about the implications of the new policy in his next YouTube "broadcast".

1 comment:

SAFECORNER said...

Join us Thursday January 15 for a free public lecture: Professor Colin Renfrew, “Combating the Illicit Antiquities Trade: a Time for Clarity,” at CUNY Graduate Center in New York

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