From Boston to Rome:Reflections on Returning Antiquities

Gill, David and Chippindale, Christopher (2006) From Boston to Rome:Reflections on Returning Antiquities. International Journal of Cultural Property, 13 (3). pp. 311-331. ISSN 0940-7391

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Abstract

The return of 13 classical antiquities from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) to Italy provides a glimpse into a major museum's acquisition patterns from 1971 to 1999. Evidence emerging during the trial of Marion True and Robert E. Hecht Jr. in Rome is allowing the Italian authorities to identify antiquities that have been removed from their archaeological contexts by illicit digging. Key dealers and galleries are identified, and with them other objects that have followed the same route. The fabrication of old collections to hide the recent surfacing of antiquities is also explored.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conservation,cultural studies,history,anthropology,museology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1206
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Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2021 00:18
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 00:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81119
DOI: 10.1017/S0940739106060206

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