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Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law$
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Francesco Francioni and James Gordley

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680245

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680245.001.0001

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Social Norms and Illicit Cultural Heritage

Social Norms and Illicit Cultural Heritage

(p.206) 10 Social Norms and Illicit Cultural Heritage
Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law

Derek Fincham

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the implications of the observance of international standards by museums and cultural heritage institutions. It describes a positive change in the social norms observed by museums and galleries. Museums are increasingly hesitant to acquire objects without a documented pre-1970 provenance. When objects are shown to have been illicitly excavated, nations are asking for their return, and in several notable cases, museums have been willing to return them. The next logical step should be an increasing acceptance of these norms by individuals.

Keywords:   cultural heritage law, international law, cultural heritage institutions

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