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Debating ‘Illegal Archeology’

Debating ‘Illegal Archeology’
trefwoorden: US - museums - plunder
Europeans charge that the collecting policies of some U.S. museums encourage the plundering of ancient sites.
The collecting policies of several major American museums came under renewed criticism in May at an international conference in Berlin titled “Illegal Archeology” and devoted to the traffic in looted antiquities. One important point that emerged from the discussions is that there is a widening divide between the collecting policies of large, donor-driven American institutions and the more rigorous practices pursued by smaller university collections and adopted by major European museums in recent years.

foto: Art News Online

Lees verder bij: Art News Online (31 augustus 2003)