While ISIS destroys and sells ancient artifacts, the illegal antiquities trade is flourishing around the world, including in the U.S. and Europe.
But a project at the University of Chicago’s Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society is bringing together stakeholders like government officials; academics; museum leaders; and antiquities dealers to monitor and combat the illegal antiquities market.
We talk about the “Past for Sale” project and an upcoming Chicago conference with Dr. Fiona Rose-Greenland, an archaeologist at the University of Chicago and research director of the ‘Past for Sale’ project. Joining her is Molly Morse Limmer, founder and principal at 2050 Art Services, Inc., and former V.P. and department head of Antiquities at Christie's-Chicago.