Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, November 15

The Problem of Orphan Antiquities

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theatre and Lower Lobby

Elizabeth Marlowe, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Art and Director of the Museum Studies Minor, Colgate University


Not wanting to encourage looting or risk repatriation claims, museums hesitate to acquire unprovenanced antiquities. But what happens to such objects currently in private hands? Elizabeth Marlowe, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Art and Director of the Museum Studies Minor at Colgate University, argues academic museums are well positioned to address this conundrum. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Art Museum and the Committee on the Arts.