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384 Pages | 17 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198817185

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Can anyone 'own' cultural property?

New in Paperback

Keeping Their Marbles

How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

Tiffany Jenkins

  • How some of the greatest treasures of world archaeology ended up in the musems of the West
  • From the the Benin Bronzes to the Bust of Nefertiti, looks at the intriguing and sometimes bloody tale of how these objects were wrenched from their original context
  • Argues controversially that these objects should remain where they are - in the museums of the West - and not be returned to the lands from which they came
  • With a new introduction for the paperback, looking back on some of the controversies since the publication of Keeping Their Marbles.