Context Matters: Collating the Past

Gill, David (2019) Context Matters: Collating the Past. ARCA Press. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Context Matters is based on the twenty essays contributed to the Journal of Art Crime over its first ten years of publication. The contributions are supplemented by articles and review articles that were published alongside them. The chapters were written as museums in Europe and North America were facing a series of claims on recently acquired objects in their collections in the light of the photographic dossiers that had been seized from dealers in Switzerland and Greece. They engage with some of the recent debates over cultural property that include the Ka Ka Nefer mummy mask currently in the St Louis Art Museum, and the Leutwitz Apollo acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Two of the essays reflect on the recent and controversial metal-detecting finds in England, the so-called Crosby Garrett helmet and the Lenborough Hoard. The volume contributes to the wider discussion about the appropriate due diligence process that should be conducted prior to the acquisition of archaeological material.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: art crime, museums, archaeology
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Suffolk Business School
Depositing User: David Gill
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 07:12
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 07:12
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/937

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