Afghanistan’s Lost Ancient Cities Are Being Discovered By Spy Satellites

“For archaeologists, Afghanistan is virtually off-limits for fieldwork, as Taliban forces battle the Kabul government in far-flung provinces and security remains tenuous even in the capital. Yet U.S. and Afghan researchers are now finding thousands of never-before-cataloged ancient sites in the country, which for more than a millennium served as a crucial crossroads linking East […]

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How Berkshire Museum Leaders Got To The Idea Of Selling Art

The story told by the newly released papers, which were made public on Monday, starts in April 2016. That’s when the board of the Berkshire Museum was presented with a detailed report from TDC, a group of museum consultants in Boston. In their “summary of capitalization needs,” TDC concluded that the museum needed about $2 […]

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The Berkshire Museum’s Planned Sale Obliterates Ethical Boundaries, An Art Critic Says

The planned sale has implications far beyond Pittsfield, Mass., which is why the San Francisco Chronicle’s art critic is writing about it. “There is a real sense in which these collections belong to all of us. These institutions exist for the benefit of the public, and they subsist through public support, whether directly with government […]

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