This is really quite exciting!
Archaeological Institute of America St. Louis Society selling Meosamerican antiquities at auction
Posted on 27 October 2014
Does the sale of ‘clean’ antiquities encourage the black market? Ethical questions.
Maya artefacts and Mexican bandits: trafficking tall tales
Posted on 1 July 2014
A most unbelievable story of a looted (or fake) Maya book and mask.
“Cursed” stela pulled from London auction over looting concerns
Posted on 3 April 2014
Bonham’s offers a stela owned by an Anonymous Swiss Collector, withdraws piece due to looting allegations.
Two pots, two stories: vignette on the looting of Guatemala’s Maya past
Posted on 1 April 2014
How does an ancient Maya vase end up in a UK museum?
Wrongs and rights at the National Gallery of Australia
Posted on 8 March 2014
Positive international partnership brings Peruvian gold and praise; absurd denial of wrong-doing in stolen idol case brings resounding criticism.
Conclusions: South American antiquities auctions and my academic past
Posted on 6 September 2013
My masters conclusion
The collection’s issues: Sotheby’s Paris Barbier-Mueller sale 2
Posted on 4 March 2013
In this post I want to talk a little bit about the (very) little that I know about the Barbier-Mueller collection.
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
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
Provenance Pitfalls, Lost Jewels, and Glasgow Airport
Posted on 20 June 2012
Various news outlets, including the Independent, are reporting that the Duchess of Argyll lost about 100,000 pounds worth of jewelry