Loot, Legitimacy and Ownership The Ethical Crisis in Archaeology

ISBN-10: 0715630342

ISBN-13: 9780715630341

Edition: 2000

Authors: Colin Renfrew
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Description: Archaeology is being undermined by clandestine and unpublished digging of archaeological sites for gain. Colin Renfrew uncovers the misunderstanding and hypocrisy that is causing this crisis in an attempt to find an international solution.

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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 10/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.36" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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Introduction
The destruction of the past
Unprovenanced antiquities: the role of the private collector and dealer
Causes for concern: illegitimate acquisition and reluctant restitution
A universal problem: Asia, Africa, America
Ineffective safeguards and evolving moralities
Antiquities in England: the local view
Envoi: the past has an uncertain future
Appendices: Conventions, Resolutions, Documents
The UNESCO Convention (1970)
The Unidroit Convention (1995)
The Philadelphia Declaration (1970)
International Council of Museums, Code of Professional Ethics
Policy Statement by the Trustees of the British Museum (1998)
Resolution of the Council of the British Academy (1998)
Writ of Summons in the Sevso Case, London (1991)
The Treasure Act for England and Wales (1996)
The European Council on the export of cultural goods (1992)
The Cambridge Resolution (1999)
Bibliography
Index
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