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.