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The curatorial consequences of being moved, moveable or portable: the case of carved stones

Citation
Foster S (2010) The curatorial consequences of being moved, moveable or portable: the case of carved stones. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 32 (1), pp. 15-28. http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/pdfplus/10.3366/saj.2011.0005; https://doi.org/10.3366/saj.2011.0005

Abstract
It matters whether a carved stone is moved, moveable or portable because this influences perceptions of significance and of form and nature. Is it a monument or an artefact? This duality may in turn affect understanding and appreciation of the resource. It has implications for how and if carved stones can be legally protected, who owns them, where and how they are administered, and by whom. The complexities of the legislation mean that all too often this is also a grey area. This paper explores these curatorial issues and their impact.

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Sculpture; artefacts; ancient monuments; meaning; dual identity; carved stones; legislation; policy; practice; guidance

Journal
Scottish Archaeological Journal: Volume 32, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Foster, Sally
Publication date31/12/2010
Publication date online2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/21277
PublisherEdinburgh University Press on behalf of the Glasgow Archaeological Society
Publisher URLhttp://www.euppublishing.com/…66/saj.2011.0005
ISSN1471-5767

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