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  • Published October 3rd, this article is about a controversial sale of ancient Egyptian treasures.  The St. Louis chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America intended to auction off a collection of rare Egyptian artifacts because they claimed they could not afford to properly store or preserve them any longer.  Before it could go to public auction, the MET stepped in and bought the pieces to ensure they would be available for the public.

    Auction of Ancient Egyptian Relics Averted

    Published October 3rd, this article is about a controversial sale of ancient Egyptian treasures. The St. Louis chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America intended to auction off a collection of rare Egyptian artifacts because they claimed they could not afford to properly store or preserve them any longer. Before it could go to public auction, the MET stepped in and bought the pieces to ensure they would be available for the public.

  • Published October 7th, the Greek delegation to UNESCO has asked for the return of the Elgin Marbles once again.  Greece has already made a space for the marbles, if they are returned, and claim the UK can no longer claim that Greece is incapable of caring for the piece.

    Greece Presses for Return of Elgin Marbles

    Published October 7th, the Greek delegation to UNESCO has asked for the return of the Elgin Marbles once again. Greece has already made a space for the marbles, if they are returned, and claim the UK can no longer claim that Greece is incapable of caring for the piece.

  • Published October 9th, this article discusses a problem faced by a Dutch Museum.  The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is unsure whether to return loaned objects back to Russian occupied Crimea or hand it over to the Ukrainian government.

    Should Loaned Treasures go to Kyiv or Crimea?

    Published October 9th, this article discusses a problem faced by a Dutch Museum. The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is unsure whether to return loaned objects back to Russian occupied Crimea or hand it over to the Ukrainian government.

  • This is a follow up to the article to one previously submitted about the sale of a renowned Egyptian statue to a private collector.  The Museum Association (MA) in the UK has barred the Northampton Museum from membership for a minimum of five years because of the Sekhemka statute sale.  The MA claims they do not think the Northampton Museum explored all financial options before selling the statute.

    Sekhemka Sale: Northampton Museum Barred from Top Association for Selling Egyptian Statue

    This is a follow up to the article to one previously submitted about the sale of a renowned Egyptian statue to a private collector. The Museum Association (MA) in the UK has barred the Northampton Museum from membership for a minimum of five years because of the Sekhemka statute sale. The MA claims they do not think the Northampton Museum explored all financial options before selling the statute.

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  • Northampton Museum is facing disciplinary action from the Museum Association for the sale of the ancient Egyptian Sekhemka statute.

    Sekhemka Statue Sale: Northampton Museum Faces New Sanctions

    Northampton Museum is facing disciplinary action from the Museum Association for the sale of the ancient Egyptian Sekhemka statute.

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  • The Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation in South Orange, the BA Program in Art History, and the MA Program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University, are pleased to present a panel discussion on the subject of Art and Controversy, with moderator Dan Bischoff, Art Critic of the Star Ledger. Joining the panel are Emma Wilcox and Evonne Davis of Gallery Aferro, artist Jesse Krimes, and Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation. The event is open to students, faculty and general public at no cost.

    “Art and Controversy” A Panel Discussion

    The Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation in South Orange, the BA Program in Art History, and the MA Program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University, are pleased to present a panel discussion on the subject of Art and Controversy, with moderator Dan Bischoff, Art Critic of the Star Ledger. Joining the panel are Emma Wilcox and Evonne Davis of Gallery Aferro, artist Jesse Krimes, and Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation. The event is open to students, faculty and general public at no cost.

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  • Posted September 4th, this article is about the Karl May Museum in Germany.  It has some scalps in its collections, including some believed to be from the Chippewa group.  The museum has agreed work with the Chippewa group to investigate the provenance.

    German Museum Agrees to Study Contested Native American Scalp

    Posted September 4th, this article is about the Karl May Museum in Germany. It has some scalps in its collections, including some believed to be from the Chippewa group. The museum has agreed work with the Chippewa group to investigate the provenance.

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