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Journal of Art Crime 2015 (Spring)

The Spring number of the Journal of Art Crime, edited by Noah Charney, is now available.

Here is the table of contents for the latest issue of this bi-annual publication listing the archaeological papers that will be of interest to readers of LM:

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

  • Analyzing Criminality in the Market for Ancient Near Eastern Art by Ryan Casey 
  • Damaging the Archaeological Record: The Lenborough Hoard by David Gill
  • “But We Didn’t Steal It:” Collectors’ Justifications for Purchasing Looted Antiquities by Erin L. Thompson 

REGULAR COLUMNS

  • Context Matters “From Palmyra to Mayfair: The Movement of Antiquities from Syria and Northern Iraq” by David Gill 
  • Nekyia “Duplicates and the Antiquities Market” by Christos Tsirogiannis 


EDITORIAL ESSAYS

  • New Archaeological Discoveries and Cultural Ventures beyond War Threats: A Model of Excellence Stemming from Iraqi-Italian Cooperation by Francesca Coccolo 


REVIEWS

  • Cultural Heritage Ethics: Between Theory and Practice Edited by Constantine Sandis Reviewed by Marc Balcells


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Reference
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