What are the most pressing issues facing archaeology today? What is the future for the past? How does one make the connection between archaeological science and interests in contemporary art? Colin Renfrew directly engages these questions and more. He discusses his long commitment to archaeology in the Aegean and to archaeology’s connection with contemporary art, and reflects upon the importance of things to humanity. He is committed to publicizing the looting of the past, to revealing the influence of the antiquities market upon the escalating loss of the past.