Towards a Forum for Constructive Dialogue

Nathan ElkinsCommentary, What do you think?2 Comments

Although I have critically examined the trade in ancient coins, I have never proclaimed an “anti-collecting” position; instead, I have been concerned with destruction and the problems caused by indiscriminate collecting. Over the past several months it has become clear that our viewpoints diverge on philosophical and statistical elements, e.g. the relative value of contexts and scale of the flow … Read More

The case for Cyprus

Jessica DietzlerInterviewLeave a Comment

  In light of the recent decision to include ancient coins on the list of import restrictions, Jessica Dietzler conducted the following interview with Dr. Pavlos Flourentzos, Director of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, about the significance of the decision and why it is important to safeguarding the cultural heritage of Cyprus. The Government of Cyprus has ratified several international binding treaties in order to safeguard … Read More

The Economic Benefits of Displaying Antiquities

David GillCommentaryLeave a Comment

ArtInfo reported this week (December 5, 2007) on the “economic benefit” of the new Greek and Roman Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: The new Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have brought 764,000 visitors, $567 million in revenue, and $56.7 million in taxes to the city in the past seven months, … Read More