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EES Webinar: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Cultural Property and the antiquities trade in Egyptology

Event Info

Host: EES
Type: Education - Workshop

Time and Place

Start Time: Saturday, 29th September 2012, 1:00 pm
End Time: Saturday, 29th September 2012, 4:00 pm
Location: The Egypt Exploration Society
Street: 3, Doughty Mews
City/Town: London WC1N 2PG
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Contact Details

Email: contact@ees.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7242 1880
Link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ees-events



This 'webinar' will be broadcast live on the web, via USTREAM, in order to allow virtual participation and discussion online (via USTREAM, Twitter, email or Facebook) and thereby engage with the widest possible audience. The seminar will examine lines of communication between academics, museums, and the legal antiquities trade, and the facilitation of the study of objects which pass into private hands; the importance of provenance in preventing the sales of forged and looted antiquities, and the processes of diligence and compliance which reinforce this. The discussion will EXCLUDE issues of the ethics of trading antiquities, and the looting of archaeological sites, and will be chaired by the Society's Director, Dr Chris Naunton.

The panellists will include: Prof. David Gill, Professor of Archaeological Heritage at University Campus, Suffolk, and author of influential blog Looting Matters (http://lootingmatters.blogspot.co.uk/); Madeleine Perridge, Head of the Department of Antiquities at Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers; Marcel Maree, Assistant Keeper in the Dept of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum; Heba Abd el-Gawad, PhD Student in Egyptology, University of Durham, and recipient of an EES Centenary Award in 2012. For biographical details of the panellists see: http://ees.ac.uk/userfiles/file/Biogs%20of%20Panellists.pdf

We welcome and encourage questions and discussion points for the panel; these can be submitted on the day via the UStream channel 'chat' function, via the EES's Facebook page, or via Twitter (@TheEES), or email. Questions can also be submitted in advance to: contact@ees.ac.uk

PLEASE NOTE: This is an online-only event. No tickets will be issued, since there is no attendance in person at Doughty Mews.

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