St Louis archaeological society sells Egyptian treasure

01 Oct 2014 2:57 PM | Anonymous

 

St Louis archaeological society sells Egyptian treasure
The American Institute for Archaeology says it is “deeply concerned” about the sale of antiquities

“We are strongly opposed to the proposed sale”, says Ann Benbow, the executive director of the AIA, in an email to The Art Newspaper. “If [it] goes forward, it will tarnish the long-standing reputation of the AIA, which has a strong stance against the sale of antiquities… Archaeological artifacts should be cared for and made available for educational purposes, not put up for auction.” Benbow adds that the AIA has “formally asked the St Louis Society not to go forward with the sale and are awaiting their response”.

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