Are ‘collectors the real looters?’ Does demand cause illicit supply? What policies are in place to control the actual market for antiquities?
In this workshop we will discuss how and why things continue to fall apart. By discussing current heritage disasters in Syria and Iraq and comparing them to previous disasters in the same region, we will consider the question: are we making the same mistakes over and over again? Are researchers driving our global policy responses to the looting and trafficking of antiquities or is the media? As we will see, this lack of innovative policy has profound effects on the sources of looted antiquities but few effects on the market. We will conclude by thinking about what effective regulation of the market might look like.
This Workshop is open only to MSU graduate students and requires registration. The workshop has a limited number of spots and is first come, first served. Please sign up ASAP to guarantee your spot. As soon as the workshop fills up, all registrants will be placed on a waiting list.
Register at: http://yates.anthropology.msu.edu/index.php/workshop/