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Who Owns Antiquity Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient HeritageWhether antiuities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today and it has pitted museums private collectors and dealers against source countries archaeologists and academics Maintaining that the acuisition of undocumented antiuities by museums encourages the looting of archaeological sites countries such as Italy Greece Egypt Turkey and China have claimed ancient artifacts as state property called for their return from museums around the world and passed laws against their future export But in Who Owns Antiuity one of the world's leadin. While I didn't agree with every point Cuno made I think Who Owns Antiuity makes some important

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free read Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ô Whether antiuities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today and it has pitO calls for measures to broaden rather than restrict international access to antiuities He advocates restoration of the system under which source countries would share newly discovered artifacts in exchange for archaeological help and he argues that museums should again be allowed reasonable ways to acuire undocumented antiuities Cuno explains how partage broadened access to our ancient heritage and helped create national museums in Cairo Baghdad and Kabul The first extended defense of the side of museums in the struggle over antiuities Who Owns Antiuity is sure to be as important as it is controversial Wall Street Journal. The crux of Cuno's argument is essentially pro museum Ancient art and artifacts belong to human

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G museum directors vigorously challenges this nationalistic position arguing that it is damaging and often disingenuous Antiuities James Cuno argues are the cultural property of all humankind evidence of the world's ancient past and not that of a particular modern nation They comprise antiuity and antiuity knows no borders Cuno argues that nationalistic retention and reclamation policies impede common access to this common heritage and encourage a dubious and dangerous politicization of antiuities and of culture itself Antiuities need to be protected from looting but also from nationalistic identity politics To do this Cun. Interesting points about UNESCO but mostly racist