See: ICOM (International Council of Museums), Statutes: Code of Professional Ethics, Paris, especially article 3.2. Regarding acquisitions made by Israel’s museums on the open market, the actual expenditure is small and the number of items purchased miniscule, so that the crux is more ethical and educational and not really a question of the museums’ direct influence on the market. The overwhelming bulk of the archaeological musuems’ displays are on permanent loan from the Israel Department of Antiquities and come from legitimate scientific excavations—all the more reason for Israel’s museums to cease buying pillaged goods.