How To Fix The Met Museum? Millepied, Muhly, And Cheech Marin (Among Others) Weigh In

A range of Met-ophiles – artists and archaeologists, chefs and curators, designers and D.J.s, playwrights and performers – offer their own ideas and expectations for how a new director can rethink the world’s greatest museum for a new century. Some of these suggestions are bold, others more whimsical, but all of them come from people […]

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Taking Papyrus Off The Faces Of Mummies: More Concerns About The Hobby Lobby/Museum Of The Bible’s Purchase Of Antiquities

Last week the company was fined $3 million for having purchased cuneiform tablets and other ancient items (which will be returned) apparently looted from Iraq for the museum’s collection. Here, Noah Charney writes about different allegations: that the Green family (Hobby Lobby’s owners) acquired papyrus fragments used to bind Egyptian mummies that had been removed […]

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