Debate rages about rights of museums to resist claims on artefacts made by the countries of origin

16 Nov 2014 7:19 PM | Anonymous

Debate rages about rights of museums to resist claims on artefacts made by the countries of origin 

 

J. Paul Getty Trust president James Cuno is back in the fray over whether antiquities and other prized artefacts from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cradles of Western civilisation should remain in museum collections in America, Britain and other major collector nations or be sent back to the countries where they were created hundreds or thousands of years ago.

The latest salvo from the Los Angeles museum boss is an article he wrote for the November-December issue of Foreign Affairs magazine titled "Culture War: The Case Against Repatriating Museum Artifacts". It returns to themes Cuno explored in Who Owns Antiquity?, his 2008 book.

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1639705/debate-rages-about-rights-museums-resist-claims-artefacts

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