Should museums and art galleries return works of art to their country of origin?
English Checker museum: a building where objects of historical, cultural, scientific or artistic value are exhibited
art gallery: a room or building where works of art are displayed
work of art: a creative product such as a painting or statue
country of origin: the country where something originated, where something came from
Last edited by TalkingPoint on Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
It depends. If there is possibility that the art would be sold to for example private collectors, instead of being publicly displayed in museums, or that it would be completely destroyed for political or religous reasons then it shouldn't be returned. If there are no such reasons then people should be able to view their own country's art, so that they can understand their roots better and learn to respect their own culture.
I think it depends on the situation where the arts' original country are.If the country is in a good condition and she has the ability to perserve the arts ,the arts should be returned to his motherland.
What is the cause of that question? I think work of art must be available for all people who want see it. It is from my view. There was always some disputes between countries on the matter of ownership of art work. Result of it differs.