How Your Favorite Exhibit May Have Criminal Ties

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This Oct. 22, 2014 photo shows a mummy at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore. The museum collection was amassed by a father and son, and is known for its antiquities among other things.

Gary Vikan, a medieval scholar and former Director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, joins us to discuss his latest book, Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director. Vikan takes us inside the world of museum antiquities, and details the long (sometimes criminal) road that artifacts take to get to museums. He also discusses the ethical and legal challenges of dealing with sellers, stolen artifacts and fakes.