preserving the past
posted by Giacomo .
Where would one go to explore these and other closely related current problems: How should museums and archives work? Should they save everything? Who should have access to what and when?
You can start with these sites.
Your college library may have a lot of information. But this is a highly controversial subject. How much should be placed in museums? How can they store it all? How much should be in the hands of private collectors?
I don't feel I violated any ethics by buying two small pieces of plain mosaics that may have come from a Roman street over 1500 years ago.
The first one of those two links provided a workable angle of which I had not previously thought. Grateful thanks be to you, for you are a life saver! Sorry about sounding a little overly elogious, but I am appreciative nontheless!