Monday, October 5, 2015

Art museum directors release plan to save endangered antiquties

By Serge F. Kovaleski

Amid the wanton destruction of antiquities in Syria and elsewhere, the group that represents museum directors on Thursday proposed a set of protocols to help cultural institutions understand how they can provide safe haven for valuable works of art and archaeological relics that are at risk of being damaged, destroyed or looted. Under the protocols outlined by the Association of Art Museum Directors, owners whose works are endangered because of terrorism, violent conflict or natural disasters could request that the items be held by a member museum until conditions improved enough for their safe return. [link]