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Looted by ISIS, Syrian art sold in London to raise money for ISIS activities

Looted by ISIS, Syrian art sold in London to raise money for ISIS activities | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Syria is a cultural treasure trove that includes six sites on the World Heritage list compiled by the United Nations' cultural arm
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Sterlin Hirsch's curator insight, March 4, 2:18 PM

ISIS is finding more creative ways to fund their organization, not only using the raw materials and resources from the places they conquer, but selling internationally, anyway they can to fund themselves. 

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Can Detroit's Art Museum Be Saved?

Can Detroit's Art Museum Be Saved? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

It’s heartbreaking to live in a country where art is expendable. I couldn’t shake that thought ....

Ken Feltman's insight:

Art is a civilization's highest attainment. Military victories, journeys of exploration, advances in technology: All these achievements fail to give the full measure of a culture. Art is the great leveler. Skill and genius are consistent through the centuries.

 

The architects of the Detroit Institute of Art's buildings seemed to anticipate the collection that would be displayed there. The result is close to perfection. If we permit Detroit's collection to be dispersed, that will say as much about us today as the museum's collection says about the wonder and brilliance of humanity's creative past. 

 

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