Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (primarily on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).
It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.
@samarkeolog tweets on archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity are here.
Bosnia: archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity
‘Sarajevo Haggadah (Jewish text), protected by Muslim community during Nazi control, endangered by #austerity’ (23rd February 2012)
Greece: archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity
40 people against a wave of organised antiquities trafficking is a joke (14th April 2012) ['how the 'austerity plan decapitates Greek cultural heritage', and organised crime capitalises on that, on @ipsnews' (14th April 2012)]
‘No money in #Greece to preserve ruins but in #SKG millions are spent on “beautification” of street and shorefront is being completely redone’ (@VeriasA, 4th March 2012)
‘Herakleion Archaeological Museum: closed in 2006 for two years’ renovation; still closed now…’ (24th February 2012)
’10 signs of disintegration in #Greece; and its #archaeology and #looting #crisis‘ (11th February 2012)
‘MTT @P_Yeroulanos: reports that Acropolis for rent not true; decision changes tariff, not policy; Central Archaeological Council decides use’ (20th January 2012)
Italy: archaeology and cultural heritage in austerity
‘Minchia. “Radical Italian Museum Director Begins Burning Art in Incendiary Anti-Austerity Protest” @artinfodotcom’ (19th April 2012)
- I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
- I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
- I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
- I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
- Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.