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Towards a Bibliography for Looted Antiquities: Recent Returns

Over on SAFE Corner there has been a discussion about the desirability (or otherwise) of a bibliography on the looting of antiquities. I suspect many bibliographies created for graduate (and undergraduate) students are located on university VLEs and are thus not on public view. (It would be interesting to know  what colleagues are doing and I would welcome a guest access.)

For now I offer a select bibliography for research with Christopher Chippindale (University of Cambridge) on the recent returns to Italy and Greece. I include our 2000 paper as this discusses some of the private collections that feature in the later returns (see also a relevant interview in The New Yorker).


  • Chippindale, C., and D. W. J. Gill.  2000. "Material consequences of contemporary classical collecting." American Journal of Archaeology 104: 463-511.
  • Gill, D. W. J. 2009a. "Homecomings: learning from the return of antiquities to Italy." In Art and Crime: exploring the dark side of the art world, edited by N. Charney: 13-25. Santa Barbara: Praeger.
  • —. 2009b. "Looting matters for classical antiquities: contemporary issues in archaeological ethics." Present Pasts 1: 77-104.
  • —. 2009c. "Exhibition review: Nostoi. December 2007, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome." The Journal of Art Crime 1: 70-71.
  • —. 2010a. "The returns to Italy from North America: an overview." Journal of Art Crime 3: 105-09.
  • —. 2010b. "Collecting histories and the market for classical antqiuities." Journal of Art Crime 3: 3-10.
  • Gill, D. W. J., and C. Chippindale. 2006. "From Boston to Rome: reflections on returning antiquities." International Journal of Cultural Property 13: 311-31.
  • —. 2007. "From Malibu to Rome: further developments on the return of antiquities." International Journal of Cultural Property 14: 205-40.
  • —. 2007. "The illicit antiquities scandal: what it has done to classical archaeology collections." American Journal of Archaeology 111: 571-74.
  • —. 2008. "South Italian pottery in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston acquired since 1983." Journal of Field Archaeology 33: 462-72.



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David,

An freely accessible citation tracker like CiteULike might be good for such a thing:

http://www.citeulike.org/

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