Monday, October 24, 2016

Tell me again about the public trust (nearly 70 antiquities originally from Egypt and other countries edition)

The Toledo Museum of Art is selling.  Don't be alarmed by the fact that "modern international cultural heritage laws make it impossible to acquire such antiquities, meaning the Toledo museum is unlikely to ever be able to replace the objects if leaders would choose to do so."

It's not like those nearly 70 objects, having fallen under the aegis of a museum, were held in the public trust, to be accessible to present and future generations.  That's a totally made up thing. No one ever says that.