- RT @CultureGrrl: Eakin seems to want no antiquities givebacks by museums unless legally required. Does doing the right thing not matter? ... 6 hours ago
- RT @CultureGrrl: 1-sided @nytimes piece by Eakin vs. art repatriation. Doesn't even mention 1970 cutoff rule that all US museums respect ... 9 hours ago
- RT @MaxAndersonUSA: Plaintive article about restitutions in @nytimes tinyurl.com/bjrvhzg glosses over hard evidence of looting: http:/ ... 9 hours ago
- Hugh Eakin in NYT: Foreign countries "extorting" antiquities from American museums. fb.me/u0wKmSWR 10 hours ago
... and twitted.
Lobboblogger says "Just Say No"
"Hugh Eakin has written a thoughtful piece [...]Talk about missing the point. And who is it who is avoiding rational discussion of the real issues facing preservation of archaeological information about the past, the museums that surrender stolen goods they've happened to have bought from this or that antiquities dealer, or antiquities dealers and their lobbyists?
Perhaps if museums just said no to repatriation claims they might actually encourage some rational discussion of the real issues facing preservation of artifacts from the past.
And A Short Message About Museums And Antiquities" (January 27, 2013) reckons Eakin is "pitch perfect".
Wheras, far more satisfying, and informed, is the reaction from CultureGrrl, "Antiquities Antics: Hugh Eakin’s Astonishing Anti-Repatriation Screed" (27th Jan 2013).