There a fascinating story on the coverage of antiquities issues by several major American newspapers at The piece also includes a quote from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s director that made me laugh as it seems to speak directly to my latest project, an unauthorized history of the museum, which has done everything under the sun to obstruct my research. “At the National Press Club in Washington last April,” Roger Atwood writes, “Philippe de Montebello urged investigative reporters to look into the practices at big museums like his own. ‘Be skeptical toward what museums’ spokespersons say,’ he said. ” Will do, M. de Montebello!