Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Who Draws the Borders of Culture?

A compelling and fascinating article on NY Times on the ownership of antiquities specifically on the ownership of the Parthenon marbles. I've heard this topic discussed a couple times during my art history courses. Michael Kimmelman, the author, does a great job discussing the evolution of how antiquities become prized: if Lord Elgin did not take the Parthenon marbles, the Greeks would not have valued it so much.

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