Monday 28 January 2019

Trashing the PASt as a 'Creative Act'? Eh?

Narrow (a
creative act)
Here's another one that sees looting as not damaging the archaeological heritage. British Museum director Hartwig Fischer has just said.
 “When you move cultural heritage into a [collection], you move it out of context. Yet that displacement is also a creative act,”
 As George Varas noted: "The current BritishMuseum director invokes revisionist history and discredited museological principles" so, a bit like their promoting Collection-Driven Exploitation of the archaeological record through the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

There's an idea for next year's PAS conference (if there still is a PAS then):
Archaeological Site Trashing as a Creative Act.

Artefacts moved out of context, added to a collection, 'creative', no?

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