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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
Price: £295.00

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Who Owns the Past?

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ISBN13: 9780813536873
ISBN: 0813536871
Published: September 2005
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £23.50



Public and private institutions in the United States have long been home to a variety of art [illegible] antiquities, and ethnological materials. For years, these collections have been seen as [illegible] archives that allow present and future generations to enjoy, appreciate, and value the art [illegible] cultures. In the past decade, however, questions have been raised as to exactly what constitutes and ethical ownership of art and other cultural property. Some observers believe that art ethnological materials should remain in source countries and have lobbied for an end to [illegible] Recent changes to U.S. law may curtail both private and public collecting. Contributors to ""Who Owns the Past?"" include legal scholars, museum [illegible] anthropologists, archaeologists, and collectors. In clear, nontechnical language, they [illegible] comprehensive overview of the development of cultural property law and practices, as well as [illegible] case law affecting the ability of museums and private collectors to own art from other countries.;[illegible] covered include rights to property, ethical ownership, the public responsibilities of museums, threats [illegible] from war and development, and international cooperation to preserve collections in the developing [illegible] Engaging all perspectives on this debate, ""Who Owns the Past?"" challenges all who care about the [illegible] work together toward policies that consider traditional American interests in securing cultural [illegible] and respect international concerns over loss of heritage.

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