Thursday, July 22, 2010

ANA Convention in Boston

The American Numismatic Association has scheduled its summer convention in Boston. See

Boston also serves as headquarters for the AIA and though the AIA hierarchy might not want to admit it, I'm certainly aware of at least some AIA members who are also avid collectors. Some of the greatest archaeologists like Evans and Petrie also collected (Evans, ancient coins,Petrie Egyptian artifacts). It is indeed a shame therefore that the AIA is now associated with an anti-collecting agenda. Collectors, after all, already share a common interest in preservation of the remains of the past. And countries like England and Wales have already shown that systems can be devised to take into account the interests of both groups.

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