EXPLORING MACHU PICCHU: AN ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES SURROUNDING THE REPATRIATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY

Molly Mcintosh
2007 unpublished
While Peru does not dispute that Bingham had permission, it takes the position that the artifacts were only on loan to the University. 5 International battles over cultural property housed in museums outside the country of origin are becoming increasingly common. 6 Some scholars and museum professionals believe that repatriating cultural objects will rob museums of the important opportunity to educate the viewing public, and rob academics and scientists of the chance to discover information
more » ... ver information about ancient cultures, the origins of mankind, and society in general. 7
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