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Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and Practice

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Edited by: Barbara T. Hoffman

ISBN13: 9780521857642
ISBN: 0521857643
Published: February 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521122979

Wildy's Book of the Month - March 2006
Art and Cultural Heritage is appropriately, but not solely, about national and international law respecting cultural heritage. It is a bubbling cauldron of law mixed with ethics, philosophy, politics and working principles looking at how cultural heritage law, policy and practice should be sculpted from the past as the present becomes the future.

Art and cultural heritage are two pillars on which a society builds its identity, its values, its sense of community and the individual. The authors explore these demanding concerns, untangle basic values, and look critically at the conflicts and contradictions in existing art and cultural heritage law and policy in its diverse sectors.

The rich and provocative contributions collectively provide a reasoned discussion of the issues from a multiplicity of views to permit the reader to understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the cultural heritage debate.

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Art and Cultural Heritage Law
Part I. International Legal Tools and Viewpoints
Part II. Keeping Culture Alive
Part III. International Movement of Art and Cultural Property
Part IV. Protecting the World’s Heritage
Part V. A Consideration of Cultural and Natural Heritage Guidelines Applicable to Infrastructure Projects, Mining Operations and their Financing
Part VI. Who Owns the Titanics Treasures? Protection of the Underwater Archeological/Cultural Heritage
Part VII. Who Owns traditional Knowledge?
Part VIII. Museums and Cultural Heritage
Part IX. Caring and Sharing
Part X. Resolving Cultural Heritage Disputes.