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Looting Matters Celebrated

Later this morning a Blue Plaque will be unveiled on the north side of Gordon Square, London to mark the venue of a landmark lecture presented through the Heritage Studies Research Group. Blue Plaques are a feature of London's cityscape and they are placed to note important historical and cultural locations in the capital.

Looting Matters is honoured to have been selected for this treatment.

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Well-deserved honour. Congratulations!
heritageaction said…
Let's hope it doesn't end up being offered for sale by a dealer and marked "Supplied from a trusted source and not known to be stolen".
Paul Barford said…
Hat off to you David.
David Gill said…
Thank you for these kind comments - they are much appreciated.
kyri said…
happy april fools david,that was a good one.i hope the others didnt realy fall for your prank.
Now, is the date meaningful? The April 1 I mean ....
huff, i thought I left a comment -- not sure it worked! Now David, is the fact that this announcement appeared on April 1st meaningful? Inquiring minds want to know...
Elizabeth said…
I fell for the bus gag a few years ago; fool me once ...
vharres said…
How wonderful David. Congratulations!
kyri said…
hi david,i see the greek ostraka [lot 215 christies] have been withdrawn although they are still on the e you know anything about this?i know that you have studied /wrote about ostraka in the past as i have read a few pieces by you.were they in polaroids?

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