[Ancientartifacts] Re: Stop Stealing

An interesting link - thank you. People sometimes forget how closely
joined the interests of collectors, museums and dealers can be and
its nice to see this acknowledged and supported so clearly.

"Statement of Principles" Point 1.f. is quite interesting in our own
context and could possibly be reformulated into the Collectors'
Guidelines. I.e. Legit items exist without proveable provenance and
its unrealistic to expect an amateur collector to enact the
guidelines of 1.f. (and following) but its not necessarily
unrealistic for a collector to expect a responsible dealer to do
so..... ?....! Thoughts on this welcomed.....

Its a pity they can't decide how to spell "archaeological" when
formulating important policy on archaeological artifacts, but you
can't have everything and I'm sure some pedant will enjoy correcting
them on this ;-)

PS Not forgotten to reply to the Syro-Hittite etc questions...

--- In Ancientartifacts@yahoogroups.com, "Ramon Jr" <rsdeheredia@...>
> I find the decission quite correct.This group guidelines for
> the responsible collector go in the same direction.
> Of course the WV Collectors A. is precisely against "stop stealing".
> Ramon Saenz de
> In Ancientartifacts@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Welsh" <dwelsh46@>
> wrote:
> >
> > Association of Art Museum Directors Asks Members to Stop Stealing
> >
> > http://tinyurl.com/4v8ssy [MSN]
> >
> > Well here's kind of a funny one. So the Association of Art Museum
> Directors
> > has assembled a big batch of museum directors from all over the
> country to
> > put together a new set of guidelines and publish a report called
> > "Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art."
> > (http://www.aamd.org/newsroom/documents/2008ReportAndRelease.pdf)
> >
> >
> > Basically, it boils down to this message: "We need to stop
> stuff."
> > Apparently tired of museums getting raided by federal agents with
> guns,
> > having to return pieces to the foreign countries they belong to,
> and seeing
> > their names associated with employees who may or may not have
> involved
> > in slightly-less-than-legal dealings, the AAMD decided that it
> high time
> >
> > to nip this behavior in the bud.
> >
> > .
> >
> > Dave Welsh
> > Unidroit-L Listowner
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Unidroit-L
> > dwelsh46@
> >


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