Discussion Assignment: Unit 5 – Extra Credit
Unit 5 – Extra Credit
A popular debate is whether art should be returned to its cultural homeland. There are numerous legal cases involving this debate. The question is whether museums should be required to return their art and artifacts, especially if acquired during conquests and wars. One of the most infamous cases commonly referred to is that of The Elgin Marbles.
1. Please review the following:
British Museum’s argument for keeping these infamous pieces of Greek artwork:
The idea of “Cultural Property” is discussed in this article on the same topic:
2. After reading both articles, do you believe The Elgin Marbles should stay in London or should they be returned to Athens? Why or why not? Provide at least 5 complete sentences to justify your opinion with ample reasoning.
3. Go to Discussion Forum “Unit 5: Extra Credit” to share your opinion.