Irreconcilable Differences? Problems with Unprovenanced Antiquities: Reply to Boardman, Brodie, Elia and Kaye

Kathryn Walker Tubb
2007 Papers from the Institute of Archaeology  
Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies and Conservation. UCL Institute of Archaeology I am extremely grateful to the respondents to my paper for their thoughtful comments which expand on the issues and extend the debate. Professor Boardman's contribution is particularly welcome in that it serves to demonstrate just how polarised the issue of unprovenanced antiquities remains, effectively adding to recent remarks made by Picón and de Montebello quoted in my paper. Regrettably, the Metropolitan
more » ... the Metropolitan Museum declined to contribute a response. Since John Boardman, Ricardo Elia and Lawrence Kaye have all chosen to address the role of the conservator in this context, and since I am an archaeological conservator, I have decided to focus much of my rejoinder in this area.
doi:10.5334/pia.299 fatcat:pxhoizvsynb4rkfjulastx5iie