Peru Seeks Obama’s Help in Dispute With Yale

04 Nov 2010 9:17 AM | Anonymous

Peru Seeks Obama’s Help in Dispute With Yale
By RANDY KENNEDY
NY Times, Nov. 4, 2010
Escalating a war of words between his government and Yale University, President Alan García of Peru has made a formal request for President Obama’s intervention in a long-running dispute over the ownership of a large group of artifacts excavated in 1912 at Machu Picchu by a Yale explorer.

Peru has argued that the items were only lent to the university and should have been returned long ago. Yale has contended that it returned all borrowed objects in the 1920s, retaining only those to which it had full title. In 2007 the sides reached a tentative agreement that would have set up a long-term collaboration and granted title of the disputed antiquities to Peru while allowing a certain number, including the piece above, to remain at Yale for study and display. But that deal fell apart in 2008, and Peru filed a civil suit in federal court in Connecticut.


http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/03/peru-seeks-obamas-help-in-dispute-with-yale/?scp=1&sq=peru,%20obama&st=cse

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