[act-ma] LOOT, Cambridge Forum, Dec 3

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LOOT: Stolen Treasurers of the Ancient World
Sharon Waxman
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 3,  2008
Cambridge Forum
3 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Free and Open to the Public

Press Release					

Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis?  If such stunning art objects have admittedly come to Western museums through the heavy hand of 19th century cultural exploitation, do these museums have an ethical responsibility to return them?  What if such return harmed these objects because their home country is too poor to maintain, house and protect?  What ethical standards should Western museums follow when they obtain art objects from Third World countries?  Sharon Waxman will address these questions when she presents her book, Loot: Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World on December 3 at Cambridge Forum.

Sharon Waxman is a former cultural correspondent for The New York Times and holds a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from Oxford University.  

Book signing courtesy of Harvard Book Store follows the program.

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