Wednesday, 21 July 2010
On the Agenda
I am aware that some of the older stories are still 'live'. These include the identification of objects in North American collections by the Greek authorities; material from FYROM; and long-term loans to museums.
There are also much larger questions to address. Is it possible to start a new museum of archaeological material without acquiring recently-surfaced antiquities? What can dealers do to avoid selling 'toxic antiquities'? What is the scale of the market?
As always, I welcome comments and suggestions from readers.
Athenian red-figured pelike seized by ICE on the New York market.
One of the conservators at the British Museum speaks about why it is important to treat coin hoards as part of an archaeological context. ...
Among the pots in the exhibition, The Berlin painter and his world, was an oinochoe (shape 1) from the Judy and Michael Steinhardt collect...
It was announced today that the Egyptian authorities would be taking legal action against Christie's over the sale of the head of Tuta...
‘The return of looted objects to their countries of origin: the case for change’, in S. Hufnagel and D. Chappell (eds.), The Palgrave ha...