Discussion of the archaeological ethics surrounding the collecting of antiquities and archaeological material.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The scale of the returns to Italy
I have been reflecting on the scale of the returns to Italy from North American collections. More than 280 items have been returned from major museums (though that does include a series of architectural terracottas from Princeton), just over 50 pieces from private collectors, and another 15 from dealers and auction-houses.
And then there are the other pieces that have been identified from the photographic archives but have not yet been returned.
We should not forget the items that have been returned to Greece and to Turkey.