Conference confronts ethical questions behind collecting antiquities

Archaeologists and anthropologists, international governments, museum curators, antiquities collectors and dealers are caught in a pitched battle over the ethics of collecting historical treasures. SMU will bring combatants into the same room Oct. 18-19 to guide the discussion beyond claims of ownership to the need for stewardship in “The Future of the Past: Ethical Implications of Collecting Antiquities in the 21st Century.” Read more.