My hero: George Clooney turning The Monuments Men... →
According to the internet sources, George Clooney is allegedly working on writing, directing, and starring in a film based on Robert M. Edsel’s book. The Monuments Men chronicled the work done by the special forces of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and soldiers during WWII to prevent the destruction of Europe’s cultural property at the hands of the...
Object Biographies at the Manchester Museum →
Via Egyptology News, I stumbled across the University of Manchester’s museum blog,Egypt at the Manchester Museum, and their first in a series of biographies on objects in their collection. Funnily enough, I had the same idea to include biographies of looted objects on this blog, and I am legitimately excited to see that a museum is thinking the same. This isn’t just a great way to...
TYCTB featured on Doug's Archaeology →
Earlier this week, Doug at Doug’s Archaeology and Open Access Archaeology was inspired by my own Featured Blog series and very generously highlighted myself and dozens of others in a series of posts listing his most highly recommended blogs on archaeology and cultural heritage. Click on over for a truly tremendous compilation of some of the most informative, interesting, and helpful...
Archaeological News: Italian Trial of American... →
archaeologicalnews: ROME – The trial of the American antiquities dealer Robert Hecht ended this week in Rome when a three-judge panel ruled that the statute of limitations on his alleged crimes – receiving artifacts illegally looted from Italy and conspiring to deal in them – had expired. The ruling draws the final…
Featured Blog: Looting Matters →
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll probably have figured out that David Gill is our current golden boy in the cultural heritage blogosphere. Last week he accepted the Archaeological Institute of America’s Outstanding Public Service Award (aka the archaeology Oscar) and earlier this year he moved from Swansea University to be professor of archaeological heritage at University...
Update on the "Shipwrecked" controversy/I can't... →
Today it’s been a week since I arrived in Washington, D.C. to research the “Shipwrecked” debate for my senior work at Bennington. Just a week, and I have already exchanged emails with some of the giants in this field to set up meeting times, met a Smithsonian museum director, and eaten the finest processed meat at two amazing burger/chili joints for under $7 each (Ben’s...
Searchable List of 250+ Open Access Archaeology...
openaccessarchaeology: http://www.openaccessarchaeology.org/journal-search.html#.Twr3RfKbW8B I Created a searchable list of Open Access Archaeology Publications to make it easier to find ones you might be interested in. You can search by topic, peer reviewed or not, language, geographic area, if it is still publishing or not, etc. Any feed back on how well it works would be much...
Archaeological News: Massive New Archaeological... →
archaeologicalnews: For 125 years, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been connected to some of the greatest archaeological excavations known to history, sending more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to every inhabited continent of the world. At its… museogasm.
Chasing Aphrodite authors to give a talk in DC.... →
YOU GUYS I CAN ACTUALLY GO TO THIS. Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino will be giving a talk with Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Museum and Arthur Houghton, a former curator at the Getty Museum, to discuss looted antiquities and transparency in American museums at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in the National Press Club ballroom. WHO WANTS TO GO WITH ME?
Japanese tycoon donates a boatload to restore... →
Yuzo Yagi, the owner of a fashion business (I could not find out which one because the first page of google results for his name was mostly something called Yugo porn) agreed to donate one million euros to restore a 2,000-year-old marble pyramid in Rome. The monument (inspired by the rage for all things Egypt) was a burial chamber for Roman magistrate, Gaius Cestius. This bit of generosity from...
Kissing Each Other's Souls: Hello New Followers! →
Thanks to this blogger for the mention! Now follow her. cultural-manager-wannabe: Hi! I’ve been getting loads of new followers lately, and, really, a big THANK YOU is in order! Well, whatever you need to know about me and about this blog can be found here, but you can ask me questions, too! But in a nutshell, you’ll be getting things on heritage preservation and cultural…
Egypt gets a hotline to complain about... →
Via Egyptology News, it looks like the new Minister of Antiquities is already pushing out the memory of Hawass and doing his best to get the Egyptian people involved in preserving their region’s history. Ahram Online reports: The Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) is to operate a hotline service to receive complaints, ideas and suggestions to help the council develop its archaeological...