Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

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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, ...

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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There
2018, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198817185

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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There
2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199657599

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