Whose Culture?

Whose Culture?

The Promise of Museums and the Debate Over Antiquities

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The international controversy over who "owns" antiquities has pitted museums against archaeologists and source countries where ancient artifacts are found. In his book Who Owns Antiquity?, James Cuno argued that antiquities are the cultural property of humankind, not of the countries that lay exclusive claim to them. Now in Whose Culture?, Cuno assembles preeminent museum directors, curators, and scholars to explain for themselves what's at stake in this struggle--and why the museums' critics couldn't be more wrong. Source countries and archaeologists favor tough cultural property laws restric.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages :) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Cuno, James B.

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