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Stolen, Smuggled, Sold : On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures

By: Moses, Nancy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015Description: 1 online resource (180 p.).ISBN: 9780759121942.Subject(s): Archaeological thefts -- Anecdotes | Art thefts -- Anecdotes | Black market -- Anecdotes | Cultural property -- Protection -- Anecdotes | Smuggling -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Stolen, Smuggled, Sold : On the Hunt for Cultural TreasuresDDC classification: 364.16/289 | 364.16289 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 The Lady in the Jeweled Dog Collar; 2 The Case of the Missing Masterpiece; 3 Ghost Dancing at Wounded Knee; 4 Babe Ruth on a Quail Hunt; 5 The Only Pharaoh Outside of Egypt; 6 Selling History; 7 Sumerian Plunder; 8 Heroes; Sources; Additional Reading; Index
Summary: <span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Stolen, Smuggled Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures </span><span>tells the dark and compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold, and eventually returned back to their original owner. </span><span>The book includes full-color photos of the objects.</span></span><br /><span><span> </span></span>
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 The Lady in the Jeweled Dog Collar; 2 The Case of the Missing Masterpiece; 3 Ghost Dancing at Wounded Knee; 4 Babe Ruth on a Quail Hunt; 5 The Only Pharaoh Outside of Egypt; 6 Selling History; 7 Sumerian Plunder; 8 Heroes; Sources; Additional Reading; Index

<span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Stolen, Smuggled Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures </span><span>tells the dark and compelling stories of iconic cultural objects that were stolen, smuggled or sold, and eventually returned back to their original owner. </span><span>The book includes full-color photos of the objects.</span></span><br /><span><span> </span></span>

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Museum/cultural consultant Moses's new work on a similar subject to that of her previous book (Lost in the Museum) is a riveting look at the backstory of what's in the display cases at your local museum. The author profiles seven historic objects with checkered pasts-Gustav Klimt's Adele Bloch-Bauer, which inspired the movie Woman in Gold; a Pearl S. Buck manuscript; a Lakota Ghost Dance shirt; a digital copy of an old radio interview; a naked mummy; and North Carolina's copy of the Bill of Rights-and how they were recovered by original owners or cultural stewards. The author's discussion of the complexity of the cases and ethics involved is thorough and her point clear: what was once viewed as rightful ownership by collectors and institutions is now, through a culturally sensitive lens, viewed as theft. VERDICT Recommended for art and history lovers, museumgoers, and those interested in collecting historical objects and art.-Amelia Osterud, Carroll Univ. Lib., Waukesha, WI © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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