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International law, museums and the return of cultural objects

Author: Ana Filipa Vrdoljak
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"While the question of the return of cultural objects is by no means a new one, it has become the subject of increasingly intense debate in recent years. This important book explores the removal and the return of cultural objects from occupied communities during the last two centuries and analyses the concurrent evolution of international cultural heritage law. The book focuses on the significant influence exerted  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Filipa Vrdoljak
ISBN: 9780521841429 0521841429 9780521732406 0521732409
OCLC Number: 964596932
Description: xxxviii, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: The state and national culture in the early nineteenth century --
International law, international exhibition in the late nineteenth century --
Dismantling empires and post-First World War peace treaties --
Colonised peoples and the League of Nations --
Restitution in the mid twentieth century --
Genocide, human rights and colonised peoples during the Cold War --
Decolonisation without restitution --
Indigenous peoples and restitution as a process --
Indigenous peoples, states and reconciliation.
Responsibility: Ana Filipa Vrdoljak.


This important book investigates the removal and return of cultural objects from occupied communities from the age of colonisation to the present day. Focusing on governments' and museums' responses  Read more...


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'Thoroughly referenced, with tables of cases and instruments and a chronological chart of treaties, containing a forest of footnotes and a veritable smorgasbord of acronyms, this book is nevertheless Read more...

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