Raffma Ponders Questions Of Art Gained Through Archaeology

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– – What is ethical in today’s world of archaeology and the collection of art?

On April 12, from 5-6:15 p.m., the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino will host the art history lecture, “Ethical … Really? Challenges of Collecting, Researching and Publishing Ancient Art and Archaeological Material.”

RAFFMA director and speaker, Eva Kirsch, will take-on the big questions and controversies.

“With politics in play, ethical practices are often left in the dust,” says Kirsch. “A large part of our human heritage is rapidly disappearing, due to the boundaries of critical theory and political correctness of international institutions composed of non-elected and often self-serving government officials.”

For RAFFMA, housing the largest permanent and public display of ancient Egyptian art in Southern California, these world controversies strike close to home and the museum is shedding the light on a frequently ignored subject.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking at CSUSB is $5. A follow-up discussion will be held on May 17 at RAFFMA. For more information, call the museum at (909) 537-7373.


The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is the only accredited art museum in San Bernardino; RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.

General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $5 per vehicle.

The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and is closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website at http://raffma.csusb.edu.

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