Monthly Archives: March 2010

Culture in Peril Recognized by KIT

Culture in Peril was recently listed by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) of Amsterdam, Netherlands, as a recommended resource for its Heritage and Illicit Trade dossier. Daan van Dartel describes the Dutch organization’s research initiative as “a broader look at one … Continue reading

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Bronze Statue Honors Pittsburgh’s Friendliest Neighbor

The city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA) recently unveiled a 10-foot, $3 million bronze statue of its hometown hero, everybody’s friendly neighbor, Fred “Mister” Rogers. From 1968 to 2001, Fred Rogers was the host of the PBS program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” … Continue reading

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Master of Arts in…”Cultural Sustainability”?

To be sure, the current economic recession has had far-reaching effects even beyond the financial sector.  The negative repercussions of the downturn in our economy has unfortunately trickled down into academia as well. In the academic world, and in the … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe’s “Lost” Jewish Tribe

The all-too-popular myth of “lost” tribes of humans is an enchanting one. When in recent years the chance discovery of one of these mysterious indigenous groups actually becomes a reality, news stories have been keen to capture the anthropological significance and … Continue reading

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U.S. Returns Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus

An interesting case of cultural property repatriation occurred recently between the United States and Egypt. The U.S. returned a 3,000-year-old ancient wooden sarcophagus to the Arab Republic of Egypt in a ceremony hosted by the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Museum Study Rooms Are For Everyone

On a recent visit to the British Museum with my Antiquities and the Law course, a classmate and I decided to check out the Prints and Drawings Department. According to their website, “The collection covers the history of drawing and printmaking … Continue reading

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Culture in Peril Featured in Two Blogs

Culture in Peril has of late been receiving some much appreciated attention in the blogosphere! Last week, Julie (Theentrepreneurialmom’s Blog) plugged Culture in Peril’s “Coney Island’s Hot Dog Heritage” and considered how the 140-year-old hot dog hoax can be seen from … Continue reading

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