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Museums & Looted Antiquities – the Conflict at the Smithsonian

A few weeks ago, I posted an article about a potential exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum Рa collection of artifacts from looted shipwreck.

The topic has created a lot of discussion and debate over the role that museums serve in protecting antiquities and hindering the trade of looted antiquities.

NPR has also gotten into the discussion with an interesting report and exchange on this topic – presenting thoughts and opinions from various sources (professional archaeologists, the Council of Maritime Museums, and even NOAA).

Read the story and listen to the report here.