Christina Luke on Building Understanding and Countering the Illegal Trade in Antiquities

One of the highlights of the ASOR Workshop, SECONDARY CONTEXT I, was a contribution by Christina Luke, the noted researcher and scholar of legislation pertaining to the regulation of the movement of unprovenienced artifacts.

As she notes in this clip, in spite of rising depredations, there are signs of hope on the horizon—management plans  that promote collaboration between states and within states among governmental agencies and urban planners and other national entities to curtail the illegal trade of antiquities. Another promising if controversial area is the licit sale of antiquities.

Dr. Luke’s remarks are an admirable addition to those of Dr. Lynn Swartz-Dodd, recently posted, regarding practical measures that can be put in place to discourage looting.


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