Hook: Virtual Tour and Exhibits of British Museum
Today we discussed the role of museums in preserving history. However, museums are under increased scrutiny of late, particularly for hosting collections that were taken by force and/or stolen. Using Chapter 4 of your text and a variety of online articles, answer the following question:
Do you think museums should return objects that were stolen, looted or taken with the threat of violence to their places of origin? Why or why not?
Consider a range of alternatives as proposed by curators and affected peoples.