for 3/5 class
- In addition to the reading assignments, have a look at the
following museum websites:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Explore the collection databases and look for information about
provenance (source) of objects and the circumstances of aquisition. Are
important matters to the museum institution? Should they be?
3. Pick one item, a new aquisition if
possible, and write up a brief description of the object and its
cultural context. Provide any information of origin/source the museum
4. Then do a brief web search for the object or ones
like it to see if you can discover any possible sources - note down
what you come up with.
5. Select a modern country or region of the
world that contains some type of cultural property. Do a quick web
search of what potential cultural property there is and if there is any
danger for its destruction and/or loss. Write up a brief account of the
and what is at stake, including any significance to its own source
culture/region and the world at large.
6. Check to see if UNESCO has declared anything in
that country/region as a World
Heritage site. Do you think this will provide any advantage to
securing the cultural property? How so?
7. Search also for the antiquities policy and law
for your country/region, if any - outline it.
Following the class discussion on
antiquities law, you may want to think again about the info you
discovered and evaluate its effectiveness!