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Cultural Property Acquisitions
Navigating the Shifting Landscape





ISBN 9781611321104
Published December 15, 2011 by Routledge
209 Pages

 
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Museum staff--whether new to the field or working with collections for decades--are often overwhelmed by the complexities of acquiring cultural property, particularly antiquities and archaeological material. Collecting practices now require a greater degree of transparency and cooperation with various stakeholders than in the past, and are under greater scrutiny to be in line with current legal requirements and ethical expectations. This book provides a concise, unbiased, and practical resource for those tasked with navigating the complicated and rapidly changing legal and ethical landscape governing the acquisition of cultural property and archaeological material.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: The Rapidly Changing Legal Landscape Governing Museum Acquisitions of Cultural PropertyChapter 3: Crafting an Acquisition Policy for Antiquated Cultural Property and Archaeological MaterialChapter 4: Implementing the Acquisition PolicyChapter 5: Acquisition Review ProceduresChapter 6: Reviewing the Basic Criteria for Acquisition for Domestic Cultural PropertyChapter 7: Reviewing the Basic Criteria for Acquisition for Foreign Cultural PropertyChapter 8: Future of Museum Collecting: Motivated by Preservation and EducationAppendices:Appendix A: GlossaryAppendix B: Acquisition Guidelines, Donor QuestionnaireAppendix C: Basic Criteria for Acquisition of Domestic Cultural MaterialAppendix D: Restrictions Governing the Cultural Property of Foreign CountriesAppendix E: Basic Criteria for Acquisition of Foreign Cultural PropertyAppendix F: Additional ResourcesReferencesIndexAbout the Author

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