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This note provides an overview of questions about the identification, collection, destruction, theft and repatriation of cultural heritage.

It covers -

  • destinations - illustrations of the movement of cultural property over the centuries
  • collecting - points of orientation about institutions, markets and cultural property law
  • spoliation - questions about looting (in particular during the Holocaust) and the antiquities trade
  • artifacts - repatriation by museums and research institutions of cultural artifacts
  • remains - repatriation by museums and research institutions of human remains.
  • exports - legislation, registers and debate about restrictions on the export of movable cultural property
  • hostages - considers anti-seizure regimes that protect cultural property lent by one nation to another from being used as 'hostages' in private trading disputes
  • treaties - international agreements, national legislation and protocols regarding the protection and repatriation of cultural heritage, along with highlights legislation and protocols regarding institutional repatriation of human remains
  • sites - websites of particular value for understanding the protection and repatriation of cultural heritage, along with pointers to some of the major conferences over the past decade
  • destruction - highlights of recent destruction of cultural heritage as background to comments in the preceding pages
  • landmarks - some key points in the protection and repatriation of cultural heritage

It complements material elsewhere on this site, for example the detailed profile on human rights, the note on indigenous authenticity marks, figures on the sale of art and other collectibles, and debate about issues such as the desecration of cultural symbols (eg national flags) and blasphemy.



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