Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Petrie Rolling Over in his Grave?

Flinders Petrie was one of those great archaeologist-collectors of the 19th-20th centuries. His massive collection was sold to help form the basis of the Petrie Museum at the University College London.

So, CPO wonders how the great one would feel about his namesake museum not only taking the AIA's St. Louis chapter to task for deaccessioning some Egyptian artifacts, but actually suggesting that the sale of well-provenance material in their possession encourages criminal activity.

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