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The Resource Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage, James Cuno

Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage, James Cuno

Label
Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage
Title
Who owns antiquity?
Title remainder
museums and the battle over our ancient heritage
Statement of responsibility
James Cuno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Whether antiquities 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 acquisition of undocumented antiquities 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 Antiquity?, one of the world's leading museum directors vigorously challenges this nationalistic position, arguing that it is damaging and often disingenuous ... Cuno argues that nationalistic retention and reclamation policies impede common access to this common heritage and encourage a dubious and dangerous politicization of antiquities--and of culture itself. Antiquities need to be protected from looting but also from nationalistic identity politics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cuno, James B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antiquities
  • Cultural property
  • Cultural property
  • Museums
  • Museums
Label
Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage, James Cuno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780691137124
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008922048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213111635
Label
Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage, James Cuno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780691137124
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008922048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213111635

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