Sunday, December 21, 2008

Your Call 122208 Commons: Who owns human cultural heritage?

Who owns the artifacts of our human cultural heritage? On the next Your Call, we continue our series on the commons with a conversation on antiquities. Whether antiquities should be retuned to the countries where they were found is one of the most controversial issues in the art world today. For the past two centuries, the most powerful nations of the West have taken treasures of other countries to display in their museums. Who is the ultimate owner of the antiquities? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests: McGuire Gibson, Professor in the Oriental Institute and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at University of Chicago.

Sharon Waxman, journalist and author of Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World.

Click to Listen: Commons: Who owns human cultural heritage?