Grumblings about the British Museum, Colombian gold, and looting in public display.
Looting Río Azul and “looting” the Detroit Institute of Arts
Posted on 27 July 2013
The controversy surrounding the bankruptcy of the city of Detroit
Sad comments by Cleveland Museum curator: A looted Wari pouch ‘symbolizes the entire exhibition’
Posted on 6 November 2012
Remember that unprovenienced and underprovenanced Wari hide pouch
Replica Monuments and Warrior Queens in Guatemala
Posted on 13 October 2012
I was delighted to hear that David Friedel, Juan Carlos Pérez, and their team have discovered a tomb at El Perú-Waka’
More on pouches, pots, and my skewed perceptions
Posted on 18 August 2012
Thinking more about yesterday’s Wari pouch post
Other antiquities on the Cleveland Museum website!
Posted on 17 August 2012
Lately the interwebs have been abuzz with news of the Cleveland Museum acquiring a Roman portrait head and a Maya pot
Gold monkey head finally going back to Perú
Posted on 13 December 2011
The New Mexico History Museum has just announced that is is returning a particularly dubious (and well known) artifact to Perú.
Provenience Curation? The MFA’s response and responsibility
Posted on 12 December 2011
The Boston Globe has published an article on the Museum of Fine Arts