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April 23, 2012

An exhibit about cultural property at USF Museums

Posted at 12:58 pm in British Museum, Elgin Marbles, Similar cases

Students at the University of South Florida want their university’s museums to include an exhibit about cultural property – as a means to help people to better understand the importance of cases such as the Parthenon Marbles.


Fri April 20, 2012
USF Group Wants a New ‘Cultural Property’ Exhibit at USF Museums
By Yoselis Ramos

The Cultural Property Awareness Team (CPAT) at the University of South Florida is petitioning to get cultural property-themed exhibits set up at USF Museums.

If you’re wondering what cultural property is (like I was) here’s an example: let’s take the ‘Elgin Marbles controversy.’ The Elgin marble sculptures or the Parthenon sculptures are from the fifth century and originated in Greece.
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January 10, 2009

Sharon Waxman talks about the ownership of ancient artefacts

Posted at 1:58 pm in Events, Similar cases

Author Sharon Waxman is giving a talk at the University of North Florida about who owns ancient treasures.

Waxman has recently generated a lot of interest in the issue with her book: Loot.

The Florida Times-Union

Ownership of ancient treasures focus of talk
Western museums are facing a fight for many centuries-old objects.
* By Jessie-Lynne Kerr
* Story updated at 6:13 AM on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009

The battle over who owns ancient treasures will be the subject of a lecture by author and award-winning journalist Sharon Waxman at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of North Florida’s University Center.

The event is sponsored by UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.
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