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Witnesses to history : a compendium of documents and writings on the return of cultural objects

edited by Lyndel V. Prott.
  • Paris, France : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, [2009]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2009
  • xxvi, 439 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Subjects
Summary
  • This compendium gives an outline of the historical, philosophical and ethical aspects of the return of cultural objects (e.g. cultural objects displaced during war or in colonial contexts), cites past and present cases (Maya Temple Facade, Nigerian Bronzes, United States of America v. Schultz, Parthenon Marbles and many more) and analyzes legal issues (relevant UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions, Supreme Court Decisions, procedure for requests etc.). It examines the ways in which peoples have lost their entire cultural heritage and analyzes the issue of its return and restitution by providing a wide range of perspectives on this subject.--Publisher's description.
Contents
  • The history and development of processes for the recovery of cultural heritage / L.V. Prott
  • Extracts from letters to General Miranda 1796 / A-C. Quatremère de Quincy
  • The 'Wiesbaden Manifesto' 1945
  • United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3187 (XXVIII) 1973. Restitution of works of art to countries victims of expropriation
  • Comments on the establishment of the committee / J. Specht
  • A view in 1981 on the founding of the Committee / G. Lewis
  • A plea for the return of an irreplaceable cultural heritage to those who created it / A-M. M'Bow
  • The Nigerian Bronzes Case (Allgemeine Versicherungsgesellschaft v. EK)
  • L. v. Indictment Chamber of the Canton of Geneva : extracts from the judgement
  • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1483 of 22 May 2003 on the situation in Iraq and Kuwait
  • ILA Principles for Cooperation in the Mutual Protection and Transfer of Cultural Material 2006
  • UNESCO Forum on Memory and Universality, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 5 February 2007
  • The guilt of nations : restitution and negotiating historical injustices / E. Barkan
  • Cosmopolitanism : ethics in a world of strangers / A.K. Appiah
  • Cultural property as national heritage and common human heritage : the problem of reconciling common and individual interests / S. Turner
  • Declaration on the Importance and Value of Universal Museums 2002
  • The British Museum Press Office
  • Chinese experts demand return of cultural relics
  • The declaration : a contested issue / G. Abungu
  • Universal museums : the view from below / K. Singh
  • Excerpts from 'Restitution and repatriation : guidelines for good practice' 2000 / Museums and Galleries Commission (United Kingdom)
  • A comparison of the Washington and Vilnius Principles and Resolution 1205 / P.J. O'Keefe
  • 'Restitution' : art treasures and war / W.A. Kowalski
  • Japanese swords taken during the occupation after the Second World War / T. Kono
  • Return of cultural property to their countries of origin : Bangladesh, Mali, Western Samoa
  • A preliminary survey of three national situations / ICOM ad hoc Committee for the Return of Cultural Property
  • International law, museums and the return of cultural objects / A.F. Vrdoljak
  • The Sanggurah stone : Java or Scotland?
  • Council of Europe 'Recommendation No. R (98) 4 on Measures to Promote the Integrated Conservation of Historic Complexes Composed of Immovable and Movable Property'
  • The Mataatua Declaration and the case of the carved meeting house, Mataatua / H.M. Mead
  • 7 million to renovate meeting house / J. Rowan
  • The Parthenon marbles
  • The Mayan temple facade / D. Freidel
  • Repatriation of sacred objects / P.J. O'Keefe
  • Repatriation as healing the trauma of history / R. Thornton
  • Posing a challenge for the future / M. Simpson
  • Snapshots on the dreaming : photographs of the past and present / J.E. Stanton
  • Sharing knowledge : digital heritage / B. Murphy
  • The return of the Ahayu:da to Zuni Pueblo / W.L. Merrill, E.J. Ladd and T.J. Ferguson
  • The Denver Art Museum / T.J. Ferguson, R. Anyon and E.J. Ladd
  • The web that connects the heart and mind / M. Youngbird
  • The Smithsonian Institution / W.I. Merrill, E.J. Ladd and T.J. Ferguson
  • The repatriation of Haida ancestors / M. Simpson
  • Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 1990 (United States)
  • Joint statement by Prime Minister Blair (United Kingdom) and Prime Minister Howard (Australia) on the repatriation of human remains 2003
  • Human Tissue Act 2004 (United Kingdom) : Section 47
  • Guidance for the care of human remains in museums (United Kingdom) : extracts
  • The return of Inakayal to Patagonia / M.L. Endere
  • The Return of Saartjie Baartman to South Africa
  • The tattooed Maori head (toi moko) in the City of Rouen Museum
  • International Symposium 'from anatomic collections to objects of worship : conservation and exhibition of human remains in museums' 22-23 February 2008 : summary
  • From Nazi plunder to Russian restitution / P.K. Grimsted
  • The Korean archives (The Oe-kyujanggak books) / Tae-jin Yi and Choong-Hyun Paik
  • Getting it back / R. Crewdson
  • Stolen art : the ubiquitous question of good faith / M-A. Renold
  • Possession and ownership of stolen or otherwise lost works of art / A. Müller-Katzenburg
  • Limitation of actions in art and antiquity claims / R. Redmond-Cooper
  • A disturbing international convention : the UNIDROIT Convention on Cultural Objects / P. Lalive
  • The concepts of original heritage and adoptive heritage in French legislation / M. Cornu
  • The Icelandic sagas (Danish Supreme Court)
  • The McClain/Schultz doctrine : another step against trade in stolen antiquities / P. Gerstenblith
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007 : extracts
  • Principles & guidelines for the protection of the heritage of indigenous people : extracts
  • Litigation : the best remedy? / N. Palmer
  • The recovery of cultural objects by African states through the UNESCO and UNIDROIT conventions and the role of arbitration / F. Shyllon
  • The Wei Dynasty Boddhisattva
  • The return of relics between churches in different countries
  • The Cypriot Icons in The Netherlands (Lans Case) / S. Matyk
  • Iran v. Barakat : Iran wins Barakat appeal / D. Fincham
  • From Banyoles to Botswana : the return of a Bushman to Africa / N. Parsons, N. and A.K. Segobye
  • The sarcophagus of Akhenaten
  • Return of the remains of seventeen Tasmanian aboriginals
  • UNESCO facilitation in Qatar 1998
  • The case of the Khurvin artefacts : Iran v. Wolfcarius
  • The Ptolemaic map of the Spanish National Library
  • The return of ancient textiles to Bolivia from Canada
  • Procedures in the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee
  • The Hittite cuneiform tablets.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • OCLC
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9789231041280
  • 9231041282
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 435419562
  • OCLC: 435419562

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