Wednesday, June 14, 2006

A moment of truth for all in antiquities

An article on The Art Newspaper website looking at the problem of museum aquisition of poorly documented antiquities, and how both source and receiving countries might change their attitudes to address the current issues: "In a new climate of respect for the rule of law on the part of museums, the source countries might on their side consider the truth of their current situation. The reality is that, despite tough protective legislation, even involving the death penalty in some countries, the world’s buried history is being lost at a faster rate than ever before, partly through organised looting, as with the tombaroli in Italy, but much more through economic development."
See the above page for the full story.

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