Special tours present the injury to archaeological and historical research caused by looting.
Senta German, whose fields of specialty are the Greek Bronze and Iron Ages, has over 10 years of excavation experience in Greece, Israel, the American East Coast and Alaska.
Professor German guides the group through the new Greek and Roman Galleries. This tour of Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Roman objects in the newly reconstructed and reinstalled galleries includes the “centerpiece of the new installation”—the Leon Levy and Shelby White Court, named after the preeminent New York collectors of antiquities.
Professor German discusses the importance of the collections as well as shifting attitudes toward the display and valuation of antiquities exemplified in these galleries. Presented in a style which is largely current with contemporary trends in museum display, these new galleries also reflect an interest in showing the collections in an increasing “decorative” vein. The meaning and motivation behind this practice are explored within the context of the politics of contemporary antiquities collection.
Excellent tour – especially to have a discussion right in front of the objects.Lindsay Bleier, MA
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