The Departments of Art History and Classics are exited to welcome Elizabeth Marlowe, the chair of the Art Department and the director of the Program in Museum Studies at Colgate University.

Marlowe's research focuses on antiquities, museum ethics and repatriation. Her talk will recount a recently-uncovered story of a very strange, decades-long antiquities investment scheme that did not end well for most stakeholders. It will also examine the larger ethical implications of the story, raising complicated questions about the relationship of museums to the art market. It also asks, is financial investing in art ever a good idea? 

This event is also co-sponsored by the following departments and funds: anthropology, history, the Integrated Program in Humane Studies, law and society, political science, the Fink Lectureship ant the Payne Fund for the Arts.