Thursday, November 15, 2012

Big Brother Will Be Watching You

Or so ICOM hopes in its effort to gain funding from the cash poor EU to help promote its continuing propaganda effort against the antiquities trade and at the same time perhaps provide some additional gainful employment for academics with an axe to grind against collectors.

I'm afraid this proposal looks to be little more than a state sponsored version of Wikiloot.  Any funding would be better spent on promoting more effective enforcement in source countries, and better yet more liberal laws in such countries that actually promote the public to get involved in preserving heritage.

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