Wednesday, January 28, 2015
St. Louis Chapter of AIA Capitulates to Academic Bullies
In a sad reversal, the St. Louis Chapter of the AIA has capitulated to the academic bullies that run the national organization by replacing its board. Presumably, after considering the matter further, it was decided that the St. Louis Chapter had no future as an independent organization. That's too bad. There is a need for an archaeological organization that reaches out to collectors rather than marginalizing them. The fact that the St. Louis' Chapter's "crime" was the sale of well-provenanced artifacts that were no longer displayed for purposes of promoting archaeology speaks volumes about what the AIA has become.