Monday, July 7, 2014
Committee on Cultural Policy Newsletter Focus on Egypt
The Committee on Cultural Policy has published a newsletter focusing on Egypt. Stories touch on a lack of transparency in the archaeological lobby's dealings with the Egyptian government, exaggerations about an art/terror connection and an analysis of the recent appellate court decision allowing the Saint Louis Art Museum to keep the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mummy mask. The newsletter also covers other important stories including new legislation in New York that effectively bans the trade in antique ivory objects, some of which have considerable artistic merit or historic value.