Loot, Plunder and the Ethics of Art Collecting

ART HIS 854.61

This course will explore the ethical implications of collecting, owning, and curating art and antiquities, and will critically examine the history of collecting in light of several contemporary cases.

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In the 21st century, acquiring works of art looted by the Nazi regime or from archaeological sites in war torn regions is considered ethically unacceptable. At the same time, museums are filled with legally questionable objects obtained in various ways during the last three hundred years. During this course we will explore the ethical implications of collecting, owning, and curating art and antiquities, and will critically examine the history of collecting in light of several contemporary cases. The course will include four classroom lectures/discussions, and site visits to the Getty Villa and LACMA.

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