Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 February 2016

384 Pages | 17 b&w halftones


ISBN: 9780199657599

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Keeping Their Marbles

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

Tiffany Jenkins

  • The story of how some of the greatest treasures of world archaeology ended up in the museums of the West
  • From 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
  • Analyses why museums have become the target for repatriation claims in recent times
  • 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