Hirshhorn Ends Docent Program, Telling Volunteers that They are No Longer Needed

The Hirshorn recently let go of their 25 long-time volunteer docents and replaced them with a Gallery Guides initiative. Unfortunately, this have left the volunteers feeling betrayed and hurt by the way the situation was handled.

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Hecht’s Footprints: Haverford College Opens Up About Source of Their Greek Vases

American antiquities dealer Robert Hecht died in February 2012 after six decades at the top of the trade in recently looted Classical antiquities. His prolific selling of looted antiquities left many museums wondering what to do with these problematic collections. At the Haverford College, Hecht’s alma mater, they have decided to confront the situation head-on by exhibiting objects, making the issue public.

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Parthenon Marbles meet Hollywood as Amal Alamuddin Clooney advises Greece

Months after George Clooney supported Greece’s claim to its monuments, his wife, human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin Clooney, entered the west’s longest cultural row.

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Auction of Ancient Egyptian Relics Averted

Published October 3rd, this article is about a controversial sale of ancient Egyptian treasures. The St. Louis chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America intended to auction off a collection of rare Egyptian artifacts because they claimed they could not afford to properly store or preserve them any longer. Before it could go to public auction, the MET stepped in and bought the pieces to ensure they would be available for the public.

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Sekhemka Sale: Northampton Museum Barred from Top Association for Selling Egyptian Statue

This is a follow up to the article to one previously submitted about the sale of a renowned Egyptian statue to a private collector. The Museum Association (MA) in the UK has barred the Northampton Museum from membership for a minimum of five years because of the Sekhemka statute sale. The MA claims they do not think the Northampton Museum explored all financial options before selling the statute.

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