Friday 13 June 2014

Once Again: "Brent Benjamin for CPAC"?

In the light of the Ka Nefer Nefer judgement, there are loud calls tonight in antiquity collecting circles for SLAM's director Brent Benjamin to be appointed by President Obama to the CPAC. Benjamin had been appointed at the urging of his advisers by President Bush, but he never became a member. Obviously appointing somebody with a mind like Mr Benjamin's, incisive enough to spot a fake collecting history a mile off would certainly be of benefit to somebody. But the question is the degree to which it would benefit US cultural diplomacy. Let us see what becomes of this initiative.

Previous PACHI posts:
Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 'Tompa and Welsh on St Louis Mask', and 'Who are the real lame ducks?'.

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