John Henry Merryman

The Futures of Our PastsSAR Press PublicationThe Futures of Our Pasts: Ethical Implications of Collecting Antiquities in the Twenty-first CenturyOwnership of “the past”—a concept invoking age-old struggles to possess and control ancient objects—is an essential theme in understanding our global cultural heritage. Beyond ownership, however, lies the need for stewardship: the responsibility of owners, possessors, and others interested in ancient objects to serve as custodians for the benefit of present and future generations.

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