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April 17, 2012

License to loot or archaeological rescue

Posted at 12:52 pm in British Museum, Similar cases

Unfortunately, this article was posted so late, that the event had already passed by the time I read it – It sounds like it could have been interesting though, for anyone who did get to see it.

Kansas City Star

Roger Bland: A License to Loot or Archaeological Rescue?

The British Museum’s Roger Bland looks at the successes of the U.K.’s Treasure Act and Portable Antiquities Scheme, legislation aimed at curbing the looting of historic sites while guaranteeing that those who find treasure are compensated. Bland is head of the Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasures of the United Kingdom and is the American Institute of Archaeology’s Metcalf Lecturer for 2011-2012. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri

Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City MO

Monday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm

October 27, 2008

The ethics of museum acquisitions

Posted at 2:00 pm in Elgin Marbles, Similar cases

In recent years, peple have started to ask more & more questions about how museums have acquired some of the artefacts in their collections. It is also clear that some of the museums are finding themselves in very uncomfortable situations because of this.

Kansas City Star

Posted on Sat, Oct. 25, 2008
Ethical questions haunt museums’ acquisition of antiquities
The Kansas City Star

W hen the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art announced last year that it had acquired a colorful, ancient Egyptian coffin, officials presented a small sheaf of paperwork affirming that all was on the up and up.

This was no back-door, black-market deal involving improperly exported cultural patrimony, the documents were meant to say.
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