Thursday, April 05, 2012

ASOR Blog on looting and contextless artifacts

ASOR BLOG: April Theme: Fakes, Looting, and Artifacts Lacking Context.
ASOR and the guest editors hope to provide a venue for individuals to discuss and debate this important topic, which is certainly timely with the recent announcement of a verdict in the forgery trial in Israel. The judge in that case rightly observed that debate about the authenticity of unprovenanced artifacts and their importance (or lack of importance) should be discussed in an academic setting. The ASOR Blog seeks to provide such a venue for an open and civil discussion.
No posts on the topic have gone up yet. Now's your chance!