Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The role of the conservator in the illicit trade of antiquities by Patricia Torres Sepulveda (UCL Institute of Archaeology)

The looting of antiquities robs people of their material culture, hinders the development of academic knowledge and often compromises the cultural identity of people when they are most vulnerable. The conservation of looted artefacts is not only morally and ethically wrong, but it may also render police enforcement useless. Torres Sepulveda draws on these ideas to explore the impact of looting and how conservators can fight against it. She argues for a set of ethical standards and rules that would empower conservators to act more ethically and responsibly. 

This is the abstract of a poster to be presented at 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development', the UCL Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014. 
The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 16 & 17 May 2014, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in Lecture Theatre G6 from 8:30 to 18:00.  Conference posters will be on display all day Friday in room 612.
You can book your tickets here!

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