International Law, Museums and the Return of Cultural Objects

International Law, Museums and the Return of Cultural Objects

by Ana Filipa Vrdoljak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521732409

ISBN-13: 9780521732406

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although it is one which has inspired fierce decade in the recent past, the question of the return of cultural objects is not a new one. This important book explores the removal and the return of cultural objects from occupied communities from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century and explores the concurrent evolution of international cultural heritage law.…  See more details below

Overview

Although it is one which has inspired fierce decade in the recent past, the question of the return of cultural objects is not a new one. This important book explores the removal and the return of cultural objects from occupied communities from the nineteenth century to the twentieth century and explores the concurrent evolution of international cultural heritage law. Examining the responses of governments and of museums to the question of restitution, this book is essential reading for archaeologists, international lawyers and all those involved in cultural resource management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521732406
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The state and national culture in the early nineteenth century; 2. International law, international exhibitions in the late nineteenth century; 3. Dismantling empires and post-World War I peace treaties; 4. Colonised peoples and the League of Nations; 5. Restitution in the mid-twentieth century; 6. Genocide, human rights and colonised peoples during the Cold War; 7. Decolonisation without restitution; 8. Indigenous peoples and restitution as a process; 9. Indigenous peoples, states and reconciliation; Conclusion.

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