Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and Practice by Barbara T. HoffmanArt and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and Practice by Barbara T. Hoffman

Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and Practice

EditorBarbara T. Hoffman

Paperback | November 12, 2009

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Art and Cultural Heritage is appropriately, not solely, about the law-national and international-respecting cultural heritage. It is a bubbling cauldron of law mixed with ethics, philosophy, politics and working principles about how cultural heritage law, policy and practice should be sculpted from the past as the present becomes the future. The authors explore these demanding concerns, untangle basic values, and look critically at the conflicts and contradictions in existing art and cultural heritage law and policy in its diverse sectors. The rich and provocative contributions collectively provide a reasoned discussion of the issues from a multiplicity of views to permit the reader to understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the cultural heritage debate.
Title:Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy and PracticeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:604 pages, 11.02 × 8.27 × 1.22 inShipping dimensions:11.02 × 8.27 × 1.22 inPublished:November 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052112297X

ISBN - 13:9780521122979

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Table of Contents

Part I. International Legal Tools and Viewpoints; Part II. Keeping Culture Alive; Part III. International Movement of Art and Cultural Property; Part IV. Protecting the World's Heritage; Part V. A Consideration of Cultural and Natural Heritage Guidelines Applicable to Infrastructure Projects, Mining Operations and their Financing; Part VI. Who Owns the Titanic's Treasures? Protection of the Underwater Archeological/Cultural Heritage; Part VII. Who Owns traditional Knowledge?; Part VIII. Museums and Cultural Heritage; Part IX. Caring and Sharing; Part X. Resolving Cultural Heritage Disputes.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'This is the first publication to look at the welter of national and international law on cultural objects and heritage, and critically, at the same time, to allow a truly diverse representative group of contributors to comment on and present arguments concerning the legal status, the care and the future custodianship of cultural patrimony. No longer will well meaning commentators from cultural-object-consuming nations dominate the debate, whatever the philosophic basis of their stance.' The Art Newspaper