Return of looted artifacts needs careful diplomacy

30 Nov 2010 7:42 AM | Anonymous

Return of looted artifacts needs careful diplomacy

By Kang Hyun-kyung

Korea Times, Nov. 29, 2010

Top-notch, superior museums attract countless visitors from all across the globe every year thanks to their extensive showcases of diverse specimens and objects ranging from anthropology, zoology and historical scientific instruments.

What’s inside these special museums, the intricacies of national possessions however stand in contrast to the elegance in the presentation of these objects.

Contested ownership and the nation of origin of national artifacts often lead to lengthy diplomatic disputes

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