Should Museums Return Artifacts To Their Original Countries?

The repatriation of ancient objects is highly-charged and complex

The Parthenon at the Acropolis, Athens Greece. Source Wikimedia Commons
Entrance to the New Acropolis Museum, Athens. Source Wikimedia Commons
The Elgin Marbles display at the British Museum, London. Source Wikimedia Commons

Owners and custodians

Bust of Prince Ankhhaf, from Giza, tomb G 7310. From the 4th dynasty, during the reign of Khafra, circa 2575–2550 B.C. Painted limestone. Now residing in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Source (edited by author)

Archeology and colonialism

The Rosetta Stone, property of the British Museum. Source

Historical subtleties

The Elgin Marbles at the British Museum, London. Image shows part of the central section of the east frieze. Source Wikimedia Commons

Museums and their value(s)

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Christopher P Jones

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Thinksheet

A magazine of literature, arts, culture, and opinion

Christopher P Jones

Written by

Art historian, critic, novelist, artist. Author of Berlin Tales: https://www.chrisjoneswrites.co.uk/berlin-tales-series/

Thinksheet

A magazine of literature, arts, culture, and opinion

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