Who Owns Antiquity

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Author: James Cuno
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839247
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Category : Art
Languages : en
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Who Owns Antiquity

by James Cuno, Who Owns Antiquity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Who Owns Antiquity books, 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. "Antiquities," 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 antiquity, and antiquity 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 antiquities--and of culture itself. Antiquities need to be protected from looting but also from nationalistic identity politics. To do this, Cuno calls for measures to broaden rather than restrict international access to antiquities. 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 acquire undocumented antiquities. 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 antiquities, Who Owns Antiquity? is sure to be as important as it is controversial. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.


Whose Culture

Whose Culture  PDF
Author: James Cuno
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400833043
Size: 54.34 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 232
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by James Cuno, Whose Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Whose Culture books, 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 restricting the export of antiquities, have fought for the return of artifacts from museums worldwide, and claim the acquisition of undocumented antiquities encourages looting of archaeological sites. In Whose Culture?, leading figures from universities and museums in the United States and Britain argue that modern nation-states have at best a dubious connection with the ancient cultures they claim to represent, and that archaeology has been misused by nationalistic identity politics. They explain why exhibition is essential to responsible acquisitions, why our shared art heritage trumps nationalist agendas, why restrictive cultural property laws put antiquities at risk from unstable governments--and more. Defending the principles of art as the legacy of all humankind and museums as instruments of inquiry and tolerance, Whose Culture? brings reasoned argument to an issue that for too long has been distorted by politics and emotionalism. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sir John Boardman, Michael F. Brown, Derek Gillman, Neil MacGregor, John Henry Merryman, Philippe de Montebello, David I. Owen, and James C. Y. Watt.


Who Owns The Past

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Author: Kate Fitz Gibbon
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813536873
Size: 26.50 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 362
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by Kate Fitz Gibbon, Who Owns The Past Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Who Owns The Past books, .


About Antiquities

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Author: Zeynep Çelik
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477310614
Size: 10.63 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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About Antiquities

by Zeynep Çelik, About Antiquities Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download About Antiquities books, Antiquities have been pawns in empire-building and global rivalries; power struggles; assertions of national and cultural identities; and cross-cultural exchanges, cooperation, abuses, and misunderstandings—all with the underlying element of financial gain. Indeed, “who owns antiquity?” is a contentious question in many of today’s international conflicts. About Antiquities offers an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between archaeology and empire-building around the turn of the twentieth century. Starting at Istanbul and focusing on antiquities from the Ottoman territories, Zeynep Çelik examines the popular discourse surrounding claims to the past in London, Paris, Berlin, and New York. She compares and contrasts the experiences of two museums—Istanbul’s Imperial Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art—that aspired to emulate European collections and gain the prestige and power of owning the material fragments of ancient history. Going beyond institutions, Çelik also unravels the complicated interactions among individuals—Westerners, Ottoman decision makers and officials, and local laborers—and their competing stakes in antiquities from such legendary sites as Ephesus, Pergamon, and Babylon. Recovering perspectives that have been lost in histories of archaeology, particularly those of the excavation laborers whose voices have never been heard, About Antiquities provides important historical context for current controversies surrounding nation-building and the ownership of the past.


Keeping Their Marbles

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Author: Tiffany Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191631884
Size: 19.63 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Keeping Their Marbles

by Tiffany Jenkins, Keeping Their Marbles Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Keeping Their Marbles books, The fabulous collections housed in the world's most famous museums are trophies from an imperial age. Yet the huge crowds that each year visit the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, or the Metropolitan in New York have little idea that many of the objects on display were acquired by coercion or theft. Now the countries from which these treasures came would like them back. The Greek demand for the return of the Elgin Marbles is the tip of an iceberg that includes claims for the Benin Bronzes from Nigeria, sculpture from Turkey, scrolls and porcelain taken from the Chinese Summer Palace, textiles from Peru, the bust of Nefertiti, Native American sacred objects and Aboriginal human remains. In Keeping Their Marbles, Tiffany Jenkins tells the bloody story of how western museums came to acquire these objects. She investigates why repatriation claims have soared in recent decades and demonstrates how it is the guilt and insecurity of the museums themselves that have stoked the demands for return. Contrary to the arguments of campaigners, she shows that sending artefacts back will not achieve the desired social change nor repair the wounds of history. Instead, this ground-breaking book makes the case for museums as centres of knowledge, demonstrating that no object has a single home and no one culture owns culture.


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Witnesses To History

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Author: Prott, Lyndel V.
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9236041280
Size: 30.82 MB
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Languages : ar
Pages : 440
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by Prott, Lyndel V., Witnesses To History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Witnesses To History books,


Imperialism Art And Restitution

Imperialism  Art and Restitution PDF
Author: John Henry Merryman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521859298
Size: 52.77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Law
Languages : en
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Imperialism Art And Restitution

by John Henry Merryman, Imperialism Art And Restitution Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Imperialism Art And Restitution books, This book is about whether or not great works of art should be returned.


Shaky Ground

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Author: Elizabeth Marlowe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472502094
Size: 47.12 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
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by Elizabeth Marlowe, Shaky Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shaky Ground books, The recent crisis in the world of antiquities collecting has prompted scholars and the general public to pay more attention than ever before to the archaeological findspots and collecting histories of ancient artworks. This new scrutiny is applied to works currently on the market as well as to those acquired since (and despite) the 1970 UNESCO Convention, which aimed to prevent the trafficking in cultural property. When it comes to famous works that have been in major museums for many generations, however, the matter of their origins is rarely considered. Canonical pieces like the Barberini Togatus or the Fonseca bust of a Flavian lady appear in many scholarly studies and virtually every textbook on Roman art. But we have no more certainty about these works' archaeological contexts than we do about those that surface on the market today. This book argues that the current legal and ethical debates over looting, ownership and cultural property have distracted us from the epistemological problems inherent in all (ostensibly) ancient artworks lacking a known findspot, problems that should be of great concern to those who seek to understand the past through its material remains.