Tuesday, May 7, 2013

When Museums Decide to Return Looted Art

When Museums Decide to Return Looted Art

The Met Plans to Return Art to Cambodia” (front page, May 4) illustrates how far American museums have come from the days of litigation over cultural artifacts, such as that involving the Lydian Hoard looted from Turkey in the 1960s and returned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1993, and the Met’s contentious relationship with Italy in the early 2000s over antiquities such as the Euphronios krater.

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