Friday, March 31, 2006

Is it all loot? (New York Times)
After a whole spate of articles about antiquities and the role of museums in establishing provenance, things have died down a little, but here's an interview on the subject from the New York Times: "On March 6, at the New School in New York, Michael Kimmelman, The Times's chief art critic, moderated a discussion about antiquities and their provenance. He opened by delving into the topic of the Euphronios krater, a 2,500-year-old Greek bowl that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently agreed to return to Italy. Here are excerpts, edited for clarity, from the conversation."
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