Tuesday, April 22, 2008
James Cuno on Cultural Nationalism
James Cuno, the Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, has a forthcoming book entitled, "Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage." For more about it, see Yale Global OnLine http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=10678. Cuno is a powerful advocate for museums in the cultural property debate. He contends that source country nationalism is ultimately detrimental not only to world-wide appreciation of ancient cultures, but to the very well-being of the artifacts that such nationalistic governments purport to protect. I'm sure his book will be an interesting read and an important contribution to the cultural property debate.
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 12:42 PM
Labels: Museums, Nationalism, Source Countries
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