January 08, 2009

Who Owns Antiquities?

Posted by: Julia Swan, Communications
It's an oft-raised question in museums: who owns antiquities? Do the states in which the antiquities were found own them? Do the museums who care for them own them? Are they "owned" internationally, as pieces of global heritage? The answer is anything but straightforward, and Dr. James Cuno, Director of the Art Institute of Chicago will be quick to point that out.

Dr. Cuno will be presenting his views on these questions at the Seattle Art Museum next Tuesday, January 13 at 7 pm. Get your tickets here. His presentation will be sure to change the way you think next time you visit a museum that displays ancient objects.

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